Box 14, Folder 4, Document 64

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March 23, 1966

Honorable Joseph M. Barr
Mayor of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dear Mayor Barr:

When I called your office to extend a verbal invitation for you and
Mrs. Barr to come to Atlanta when the Braves and Pirates open
on April 12th, I learned of your vacation in Hawaii. I certainly
hope it was a most enjoyable trip, and you haven't unpacked too
well, as we are looking forward to having you in Atlanta for this
historic event.

Many activities have been planned honoring the Braves and Pirates
and your participation is greatly desired. On Monday, April lith,
we are having a dinner for the Braves at the Marriott Hotel. I
would like for you to be among the head table guests. There will
be a big parade at 1:30 on April 12th in which we plan for you to
ride, and the pregame ceremonies which include you begin at

7:00 p.m. that evening. I would like for you and Mrs. Barr to

be our guests and have arranged for accommodations at the Marriott

Pittsburg having been a major league city for many years, I am
sure you know the importance of the advent of major league
baseball to Atlanta and the Southeast. It just wouldn't be complete
without you and your wife, and I am awaiting the news that you will
be on hand to assist me on this occasion.

Sincerely yours,

Ivan Allen, Jr.-

Cc: Mr. George Goodwin

Mr. Ed Forio

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