Nation: Little D

The architect had been commissioned, $8,429 had been set aside for a huge chunk of Texas red granite, and last week the city fathers of Dallas approved the wording for a roadside marker at the spot where John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

"Many historic events have centered around this site," the marker will note. "The settlement of Dallas began in 1841 when John Neely Bryan's log cabin was built near by. The first legislature of the new state of Texas created Dallas County in 1846 with Dallas as the 'Seat of Justice.' In 1855 a toll bridge crossed the channel of the...

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