JFK Tour Dallas: The Grassy Knoll
This small, sloping lawn didn’t even have a name until the tragic events of Nov. 22, 1963. In the moments after the shots rang out, some ran up the lawn in search of the shooters or to get away. Others claimed to have seen suspicious people behind the picket fence before and during the assassination. And then there was the “puff of smoke” and something shiny in the hedge that Lee Bowers in the railroad tower and others on the nearby triple underpass claimed to have seen.
The pergola atop the knoll is where Abraham Zapruder captured his 8mm footage of the motorcade and the iconic images of the president’s death.
From that moment on, the words “Grassy Knoll” have forever been known as a metaphor for suspicion, conspiracy and cover-up.