WATERTOWN — On Nov. 18, 1975, 51-year-old Jimmy Carter made his rounds in the city, radiating confidence of how he saw the 1976 presidential election concluding.

He spoke boldly, considering that he still faced an uphill climb with a slew of other Democratic challengers and the incumbent Republican president.

A north country campaign visit with confidence and cordiality

Paul J. Browne in the Watertown Daily Times newsroom on Feb. 14, 1973. Watertown Daily Times

A north country campaign visit with confidence and cordiality

Bert Gault, a former Times reporter who retired as executive editor in 2013, takes notes in this October 1979 photo, four years after he reported on Jimmy Carter’s visit to Watertown. Watertown Daily Times

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