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Fort Worth Press newspaper from the day of the assassination

Object Number: 1999.014.0059
Publisher: Fort Worth Press
Type of Object: Newspaper
Dimensions: 15 x 12 in. (38.1 x 30.5 cm)
Medium: Newsprint
Description
Special extra edition, probably the first extra, of the Fort Worth Press newspaper from the day of the assassination of President Kennedy. It covers the assassination in detail from the motorcade, the gunshots, and the trip to Parkland Hospital to the investigation and capture of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Curator's Notes

The Fort Worth Press, published by the E.W. Scripps Company, was the second of the city's two daily afternoon newspapers. The newspaper closed its doors in 1975 and its files, apparently including their Kennedy assassination coverage, were thrown away. - Gary Mack, Curator

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