President John F. Kennedy’s arrival in Fort Worth on Nov. 21, 1963, was a big deal. So was his appearance at the Hotel Texas the next morning, where some 5,000 people waited in the rain outside for a chance to see him speak and shake his hand.
When Kennedy left Fort Worth to fly to Dallas, the Star-Telegram newsroom thought they were done with the big story of the day. They were wrong.
Here are front pages of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from his welcome to Fort Worth through the aftermath of the assassination. The “extra” edition on Nov. 22 was the first time the paper had published such a breaking news edition in years.
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