|Dealey Plaza Historical Marker|
In the immediate aftermath of that horrible Friday, it was easy to forget that thousands of Dallas residents snuck out from work and skipped school to line the motorcade route to see and cheer the president and the First Lady. One national magazine called it "the most enthusiastic reception accorded President Kennedy in his three years in office." Nearing the end of the route, Nellie, the wife of Texas Governor John Connally who was riding in the front seat of the limo turned to the president and said the last words ever spoken to him, "Mr. President, you certainly can’t say that Dallas doesn’t love you.” Those words still haunt Dallas because all of the southern hospitality, all of the welcome shown on that day, was forever destroyed in the next 3 seconds, the time it took for a disturbed madman to fire 3 shots from his $19.95 rifle.
|The view of the end of the motorcade route|
where President Kennedy was shot
|Looking back on the route toward the School Book|
Depository building where Oswald fired the
|The "X" in the street marks the place where the |
limousine was when the president was shot.
|View from the "grassy knoll" with the School Book|
building in the background on the left
|School Book Depository Building. Oswald shot|
from the 6th floor, 2nd window from the right.
|Historical marker on the School|
Book Depository Building. A
museum is now on the 6th floor.
|The Dealey Plaza overlook parking lot. On the left|
behind this fence is where the rumored "
2nd gunman" also fired shots.