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President Obama makes unscheduled stop in Seneca Falls at Women's Rights National Historic Park

President Obama made a stop in Seneca Falls at the Women's Rights National Historic Park on Thursday during his bus tour of Upstate New York.
Seneca Falls (WSYR-TV) – President Obama made a stop in Seneca Falls on Thursday during his bus tour of Upstate New York.

The visit was not part of the announced schedule for Obama’s Upstate New York tour.

A crowd had gathered on the streets this afternoon, hoping the president would stop.

Obama presented the Women's Rights National Historic Park with a signed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which is the first bill he signed as president in January 2009.

During the president’s second inauguration in January, he referenced the village during his speech.

While discussing civil rights struggles, President Barack Obama noted Seneca Falls, alongside historically important sites such as Selma, Ala., and Stonewall in New York City.

Many consider Seneca Falls the birthplace of the women’s rights movement.

Video: Obama mentions Seneca Falls in inauguration speech

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