Was JFK’s motorcade route changed before November 22?

The question comes from Kirk.

I’ve seen various answers and do not recall what Vince Palamara has said. So rather than reply, I will print concise and documented answers from knowledgable readers.

“Concise” means less than 500 words. “Documented” means with links to relevant documentation or page citations from relevant books.

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6 comments

  1. Lawrence P. Schnapf says:

    According to Curry’s book, the change was made on monday, Nov. 18th when they drove the route. Motorcades normally went down Main Street. When the Host Committee decided on the Trade Mart for luncheon,route had to be diverted to Elm Street because of road barriers past the Triple Overpass. If the other luncheon location had been selected, motorcade would have continued down Main Street thru Dealey Plaza.

  2. Martin Shackelford says:

    The route taken on Friday was the same route described in an article in Tuesday’s Dallas newspapers.

  3. RonnieWayne says:

    I just re read the chapter the “The Trade Mart & the Mystery of the Motorcade Route” in Mr. Palamara’s “Survivor’s Guilt”.
    It wasn’t changed, it wasn’t officially finalized until 2-4 days before the parade.
    He concludes with “The Secret Service, between November 18-20 had approved the route with the dog-leg Elm Street turn, clearly the most hazardous from a security standpoint.”
    It must be noted that earlier in the chapter it is brought out that none of the SSA’s interviewed by the Warren Omission, HSCA, the author or other authors could ever remember Who exactly made the decision. It is also clear that in addition to forgetfulness obfuscation was part of 2-3-4 agents statements.
    Why is a much deeper question.

  4. MARK BARSOTTI says:

    This claim (that the route was changed) has appearing in various assassination books, down through the decades, but I’ve never seen any documentation to support it. An alternative – and more likely possibly – that I’ve also seen in print, is that one of the Dallas papers printed an inaccurate version of the route earlier in the week, but I don’t recall seeing a copy of this possible inaccurate map reprinted either.

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