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Question: Can you name the man who later would become known worldwide but in 1948 appeared one Saturday night in Minonk, and after a half-hour concert by the Pontiac Municipal Band, gave a 20-minute speech to those who stopped by to listen?
Answer: It was a little-known first-term congressman from Orange County, Calif.: Richard M. Nixon. After his Minonk visit, he went on to bigger things, like being president of the United States. Nixon is perhaps the most famous person to ever visit in the now 166-year-old Woodford County town.