JFK's Fateful Trip to Dallas Planned in Cortez Building

POSTED: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 5:35pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 9:35am

EL PASO - Forty-seven years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.  But few people know the role El Paso played in that fateful day.

On June 5, 1963, President Kennedy met with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally at the Hotel Cortez in downtown El Paso.

There they decided Kennedy would visit Dallas in late November.

Thousands lined the streets downtown hoping for a glimpse of JFK.

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Why does El Paso always try to seem involved in the news? One can hardly say that John F. Kennedy's fateful visit to Dallas was planned while in El Paso! You've got to be kidding me! That's like saying that You know someone who won the lottery when a friend told another friend that his brother's girlfriend's aunt's neighbor's sister-in-law hit the lotto. Sorry, doesn't count. How pathetic El Paso must be to be that hard up for news. Find a hobby.

creepy to think that the same day of his assasination,the Cortez building burns!!

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