Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Trip to Dallas Part 2

While in the West End Historic District we found via GPS that we were near Dealey Plaza, the site of the assassination of John Kennedy.

According to Wikipedia, "the plaza is named for George Bannerman Dealey (1859–1946), an early publisher of The Dallas Morning News and civic leader, and the man who had campaigned for the area's revitalization."

What I found most surprising about the infamous area was how small it was. The old Texas School Book Depository and the Grassy Knoll are much closer to each other and Elm street than I had thought.

Some pictures of the area:

The old Texas School Book Depository now the Sixth Floor Museum that occupies the top two floors of the seven story building.

There are two X's on Elm street that mark the location where shots hit the Kennedy motorcade. Creepy no?

Even creepier was us having our picture took on the marks in the middle of the street:

Mel and Jaclyn.


Me, definitely a weird place for a photograph.

The triple underpass.

The Grassy Knoll and Bryan pergola.

Dealey Plaza.

Is the giant "Grassy Knoll" sign really necessary?

If you want to see what's going on at Dealey Plaza right now, check out the Dealey Plaza Cam.

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