Monday, March 9, 2009
Dallas, Texas: Dealey Plaza
Everyone who visits Dallas has to visit Dealey Plaza, particularly those over 55 or so. This is where President Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly stood in the top floor of the Texas Book Depository (the light brown building) and fired from the right corner window. You know the rest.
The top floor is a museum about the assassination, taking visitors through Kennedy's day. While the actually window is glassed off from the public, you can look down and see the motorcade route. The Depository has a separate entrance than the rest of the building; it must be a little spooky to work in that building.
Two other noteworthy points come up here. Someone always is selling conspiracy papers/magazines in the grassy knoll shown above. And you might see the black spot in the middle of the road, near the person above. That's an X, where Kennedy was hit.
A memorial to President Kennedy is located a few blocks closer to midtown Dallas.