“Howdy, Mr. President! "

A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK

For the previous three years downtown Fort Worth buildings had been outlined in lights to mark the holiday season. In 1963 they were turned on a week early to welcome the occupants of Air Force One as it made a pass over the city late in the evening of November 21st. President Kennedy was reported to have turned to U.S. Rep. Jim Wright and exclaimed “Spectacular!”


Courtesy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Arlington, Texas.


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