Jack Ford after a hot air balloon ride
Jenny Lind, California: Former President Ford Gerald Ford’s son Jack grins as he rests in front of the rolled up hot air balloon which he crewed in an attempt to cross California’s Sierra Nevada range. The flight was made to publicize the new magazine “Outside.” It started in Oakdale in the Sierra foothills, and ended here, on 9/3/1977 in Calaveras County, 25 miles away. (UPI Photo/Files)
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