Re-creating history: Times tweets JFK’s last two days

Through a dedicated Twitter account, @RealTimeJFK, I chronicled President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Texas and final day in real time as events would have occurred 50 years ago on Nov. 21-22, 1963.

Read the Storify here. 

Other links related to this project:

Storify: reactions to @realtimeJFK

Gatehouse Newsroom: Cape Cod Times reporter live-tweets JFK’s trip to Dallas

Poynter: Media organizations taking new look at old news

JFK: An ordinary day, turned tragic

The morning sun first lit Cape Cod shortly after 6 a.m., with full daylight at about half past the hour. Nov. 22, 1963, was a clear, warmer-than-average Friday in November, with temperatures expected in the low 60s. A perfect fall day — a chance to catch up on chores before the Thanksgiving holiday the following week.

As he did every morning, Milton Penn arrived at Puritan Cape Cod on Main Street in Hyannis around 8:45 a.m., preparing for the store’s 9 a.m. opening. Read more.