'JFK in Dallas 50' Smartphone App Provides Interactive Guide to Vanishing Sites, Key Players, Events Surrounding Kennedy Assassination

App by former Dallas crime writer, JFK expert offers unique tour of Dallas history

Oct 30, 2013, 11:14 ET from www.jfktourdallas.com

DALLAS, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world observes the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, the iTunes App Store has published the "JFK in Dallas 50" app for the iPhone and iPad, providing a comprehensive and interactive guide to the related events, investigations, key players and rapidly vanishing historical sites in and around Dallas.

"JFK in Dallas 50" offers a unique opportunity to learn more about one of the 20th century's most historically significant events, which continues to resonate culturally and politically. The versatile app provides important context surrounding Dallas' sensitive relationship with the tragedy.

"JFK in Dallas 50" includes:

  • A guide to key players and tangential characters whose lives and backgrounds intersected in unlikely ways. These figures include known and obscure personalities tied to the assassination of the 35th president, the shooting death of Lee Harvey Oswald and subsequent investigations.
  • A guide to sites in and around Dallas, from Dealey Plaza and the Texas School Book Depository to historically significant sites that have been largely forgotten.
  • An interactive map highlighting the presidential motorcade route and Oswald's unlikely getaway from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, culminating with the shooting death of Dallas police Officer J.D. Tippit on a quiet residential street and Oswald's arrest at the Texas Theatre. The map also includes detailed information about historic sites and their importance to the characters and each other.
  • A trivia quiz that encompasses some of the curious details about the characters, the Warren Commission investigation and alternative theories that have emerged in the last five decades.

The app was created by Robert Tharp, a legal media consultant at Androvett Legal Media & Marketing and a former crime writer for The Dallas Morning News; Jack Turlington, coauthor of the acclaimed "Conspiracy A Go-Go"; and Dallas designer Mary Norvell.

"JFK in Dallas 50" is useful for those planning to visit Dallas in conjunction with the 50th anniversary, as well as those who want to learn more about the events of Nov. 22, 1963.

"JFK in Dallas 50" is available for 99 cents at the iTunes App Store, https://itunes.apple.com/app/jfk-in-dallas-50/id694762432?mt=8. More details are available at www.jfktourdallas.com.

For more information, contact Robert Tharp at 800-559-4534 or Robert@androvett.com.

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