Online files available at the John F. Kennedy Museum and Library include folders full of correspondence between the office of President Kennedy’s secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and “individuals and organizations both known and unknown to the President.”

The folder for 1961 holds a packet of information from Maryland Realtor Jeane L. Dixon. Inside the packet are a set of listing details and aerial photographs advertising noted businessman and philanthropist John J. Raskob’s former Eastern Shore waterfront estate, Pioneer Point Farm.

Also in that file is a telegram from Angie Dickinson.


It appears JFK passed.

On the real estate.

With the intent of constructing a research laboratory, a company known as the United Nuclear Corporation purchased Pioneer Point in 1969. Local businessmen were thrilled, but neighbors and conservationists were “horrified,” according to Wye Island: Insiders, Outsiders and Resistance to Change, Boyd Gibbons’ classic book about a rural community (specifically this…

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