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Station wagon that carried Oswald’s gun up for auction

Ruth Paine's 1955 Bel-Air Station Wagon

Ruth Paine’s 1955 Bel-Air station wagon (credit: Jason Whitely, WFAA)

“What’s unique about this is this vehicle actually transported his rifle back to Dallas from where Oswald had been living in New Orleans,” said Farris Rookstool III, a JFK historian. Read more

USA Today calls attention to the ‘other’ JFK assassination film

The national daily revisits a story that JFK Facts highlighted in March, a story that I only learned last fall when I met Gayle Nix Jackson at a book event in Charlottesville, Virginia, and heard the remarkable story of her grandfather.

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ICYMI: The mystery of Oswald’s wallet

Seen at the crime: Dallas police officers handling Lee Oswald’s wallet at the scene of the murder of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit.

Attorney Bill Simpich took a close look at one piece of JFK evidence and started asking questions like:

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Who found Oswald’s wallet?


The story of the murder of Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit on November 22, 1963, took an unexpected twist this past year.

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