The Texas Book Depository
In the end, the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald did it alone, firing three shots, with two hits, within 4.8 and 5.6 seconds -- all from a notoriously unreliable Italian WWII surplus, mail-order rifle. And to explain how a single nearly pristine bullet made seven entry or exit wounds in both the president and Gov. Connally? The single-bullet theory, of course.Regardless of the many and far-ranging viewpoints about exactly what happend on Elm Street below when the president's motorcade passed by, the Sixth Floor occupies a unique position in the events of 11.22.63. Just about every other theory implacates Oswald, firing from the sixth floor "sniper's perch," as at least one of the players in the assassination.
As its name suggests, the Texas School Book Depository was a clearinghouse for textbook publishers at the time of the assassination. Oswald began working -- filling out forms and stacking books -- just a few weeks before the assassination. It was Lee and Marina's do-gooder Quaker friend, Ruth Paine, who learned of an opening and set him up with the job interview.