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Sundance Square in Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

JFK

 
 
JFK Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, May 21, 2010
1. JFK Marker
Inscription.  On the evening of November 21, 1963, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy arrived in Fort Worth to spend the night at the Hotel Texas. Early the next morning, President Kennedy made an unscheduled outdoor appearance and surprised a crowd that had gathered here hoping to see him. At breakfast in the hotel, he spoke to 3,000 people emphasizing Fort Worth’s role in defense and aircraft production. He accepted with good humor the city’s traditional welcome gift of a locally made Shady Oaks Western Hat. The president’s trip around Texas, though billed as non-political, was surely brought about by infighting among Texas Democrats. Following breakfast on November 22, 1963 the president and his entourage left the Hotel Texas in a motorcade to Carswell Air Force Base for a short flight to Dallas. On the drive to a luncheon speech in Dallas, President Kennedy was assassinated, bringing shock and grief to Texas, the nation and the world.
 
Erected 2006 by Heritage Trails and Fort Worth Star Telegram. (Marker Number 17.)
 
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. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 21, 1963.
 
Location. 32° 45.097′ N, 97° 19.745′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. It is in Sundance Square. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 8th Street on Main Street. In Kennedy Plaza just across from the entrance of the Hilton downtown. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 Main Street, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "A Great Time to be Alive" (a few steps from this marker); Site of Majestic Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); General William Jenkins Worth (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephraim Merrill Daggett (within shouting distance of this marker); Cynthia Ann Parker and Native Americans of North Texas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); King Candy Co. (about 300 feet away); Flatiron Building (about 400 feet away); Fort Worth Library (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
JFK Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, September 14, 2014
2. JFK Marker
Hotel can still be seen in the background, as the marker's orientation is the same. It's just further south than it was in 2010.
JFK Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, May 21, 2010
3. JFK Marker
Marker in its original location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   2. submitted on October 5, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas.   3. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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