As summer fades into the rear view mirror, here’s one last look back. Forty years ago, local artist Albert Hubbell’s Compo Beach illustration served as a New Yorker magazine cover:
That August 20 cover is intriguing. Eleven days earlier — rocked by Watergate — Richard Nixon had resigned as president.
I remember hearing (on a transistor radio) news reports of his humiliating departure from Washington, DC.
Where was I standing that day? In the middle of the Compo Beach pavilion, pictured above.
POST SCRIPT: That was a great tie-in, huh? Except alert and very history-conscious “06880″ reader Tommy Greenwald just told me that Nixon resigned in 1974, not ’73.