A signed letter dated July 18, 1959 from Vice President Richard Nixon to Captain Ernest Mike, then-Captain of the Middlesboro, Kentucky police department. The letter thanks the police captain for his assistance and courtesy when Nixon attended the opening of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Dedication on July 3, 1959. Included with the letter is the original envelope, along with a parade map for the dedication ceremony, a parade that the Vice-president participated in and reviewed. Also included is a copy of the Middlesboro Daily News, dated June 16, 2009, which shows a photo of Nixon with Captain Ernest Mike who served as his driver and escort during his visit to the park opening. Condition: Center crease to letter. Tape residue to envelope. Toning and folds to parade map and attached letter. Creases and wear to newspaper.
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