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Clinton to Gore (1st of 2)

Clinton to Gore

The stretch of highway between Clinton in Otago and Gore in Southland acquired unexpected fame in the 1990s when Bill Clinton and Al Gore were respectively president and vice-president of the United States. When Clinton visited New Zealand in 1999, a photograph of the road sign was presented to him by the United States ambassador, Josiah Beeman.

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United States Diplomatic Mission to New Zealand

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Omissions and minor influences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 24 Nov 2008