In the footsteps of Lee Harvey Oswald

Oak Cliff forever will be associated with the presumed assassin

Even 50 years after the JFK assassination, Oak Cliff is a tight-knit community where neighbors know each other’s names and few suspicious behaviors go unnoticed. Is it any wonder that in 1963, a sweaty, nervous guy darting around Jefferson Boulevard would raise alarm? On Nov. 22, 1963, our city and our nation changed forever, and our neighborhood was at the center of it. Here is where it happened.

Here is where Lee Harvey Oswald traversed that day. Click on each photo to advance the slideshow.

Photos by David Leeson


By |2013-10-21T18:22:03-05:00October 23rd, 2013|All Cover Stories, All Magazine Articles, Oak Cliff History|2 Comments

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  1. […] This one from the 500 block of East Jefferson supposedly was taken in 1956, but I think it might be dated incorrectly and more likely was shot in 1964 because it is a location related to Lee Harvey Oswald. […]

  2. […] Friendly Oak Cliff will trace the footsteps of Lee Harvey Oswald with a bike ride at 1:30 p.m. Saturday starting at Dealey […]

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