Dallas hospital room where JFK died now buried in Kansas

A piece of JFK assassination history now lies buried in the most unlikely of places: a former limestone quarry in Kansas.It is the end – at least for now – in the long and sometimes strange journey of Parkland Memorial Hospital Trauma Room No. 1, where President John F. Kennedy died on Nov. 22, 1963.The entire room was purchased by the federal government 35 years ago, when Parkland officials decided to modernize their emergency facilities.

It was dismantled and the contents – all of them, the examination table, clocks, floor tiling, lockers, trash cans, surgical instruments, gloves, cotton balls, even a towel dispenser – were placed in a locked vault in a Fort Worth warehouse run by the National Archives and Records Administration.

The artifacts lay undisturbed there until September, when they were moved to an archives facility in Lenexa, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, Mo.

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1 Response to Dallas hospital room where JFK died now buried in Kansas

  1. HeyJules says:

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure Lenexa, KANSAS is most definitely not a suburg of Kansas City, MISSOURI. Kansas City, KANSAS, maybe…but not Kansas City, MO!

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