Its NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, has transcended its local origins and attracted a national following. Dallas was also the site, and the name, of a prime-time drama that, for years, kept viewers worldwide glued to their television sets in order to follow the nefarious schemes of J. R. Ewing. And yet, for many people, the city of Dallas is associated with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
The Alexander Home Page is not interested in advancing any conspiracy theories of our own. We will not be pointing the finger at J. Edgar Hoover, or Lyndon B. Johnson. We will not be implicating Fidel Castro, or organized crime families. We will not even place the blame on El Niņo.
Since he was in the neighborhood, however, Alexander decided to take a look around Dealey Plaza, to see if he could answer some of the lingering questions concerning the events surrounding the death of President Kennedy.
|At left, Alex and his father can be seen in front of the former Texas Schoolbook Depository. It was from the sixth floor of this building that Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have fired the fatal shots. Alex peers thoughtfully towards the stockade fence atop the Grassy Knoll, where many believe that a second gunman positioned himself.|
|Alex had a good time stomping around on the Grassy Knoll, which is a gentle roadside slope from which witnesses had the clearest view of the assassination. Abraham Zapruder was on the knoll, upon the pavilion seen in the background, when he filmed the famous home movie footage that has been examined time and again since 1963.|
|After he completed his stomping on the Grassy Knoll, Alexander climbed up to the stockade fence area to look for evidence of a second gunman. While he found no hard clues, he did notice some pigeons behaving suspiciously, and promptly chased them away.|