Photos: How newspapers in Denver and beyond reported JFK's assassination 50 years ago today

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I don't remember where I was when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, fifty years ago today -- because I was two. However, my mom tells me she couldn't hear the news flash about this tragic event because I'd just clobbered a neighborhood kid in the head with a wooden horse and he was screaming so loudly. She didn't miss the news for long, though, and neither did newspapers across the country, including those in Denver. Look below to see a gallery of front pages from that fateful day, including the ones issued by the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News.

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Continue to see more newspaper front pages reporting JFK's assassination fifty years ago today, including page ones from the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

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Emerson Boyd
Emerson Boyd

I wasn't born yet, but to me his death was the beginning of a slow death for our country... AMERICA DIED THE DAY KENNEDY WAS KILLED

Ron Miller
Ron Miller

Dondero High School, Royal Oak MI. Remember the whole thing quite well. We were all sent home from school.

Heather Doozer
Heather Doozer

"remember where you fifty years ago today," huh? Aren't you like a news paper, with editors?

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

I was 4 years old. Sitting on the couch, watching a black & white TV. I remember Walter Cronkite being crushed as he made the announcement. I remember grey...lots and lots of grey :'-(

Steve Bozich
Steve Bozich

Geez guys, yes, people over the age of 30 read your weekly rag! Me, I was in a Catholic grade school in suburban Chicago - the nuns, who were strict but liberal (I remember them marching one rainy night in a MLK march in Chicago) were all devastated.

Bradley Langston
Bradley Langston

I was in town with my Grandfather when we heard. We went back to the farm to listen to the radio.

Chris Varner
Chris Varner

I remember it vividly. I was in 4th grade and the principal came on the classroom loudspeaker with the terrible news. She announced that classes were being suspended for the rest of the day and everyone was to go home. I walked home by myself, and the silence was the eeriest thing I had ever experienced. No one was on the streets, hardly any cars drove by. As I walked home I could feel that something most profound had just happened and that things would never again be the same.

Daryl Wilson
Daryl Wilson

I was in school at Grant Jr. High School in Denver, Co. It was during lunch that we got the news while outside. Many of us rushed to the window of the teachers lounge to try and see their TV. I was amazed at some of the other kids comments. I won't repeat them here out of respect for JFK.

Arthur L Smith
Arthur L Smith

I was only 3, but i do remember my sister crying as it happened on her birthday! Today :-(

Ellen Kessler
Ellen Kessler

No we're all dead so we can't remember. For cryin' out loud, are there no longer people over 50 allowed to be alive?

Tracey Chandler Speyrer
Tracey Chandler Speyrer

I was three and living at Arapahoe Rd and CO BLVD( which then was out in the sticks). The morning TV programs were interrupted...and it seemed as if life itself stopped. I remember my mom crying for hours. I remembered VIVIDLY seeing the Zaprader film...when ever it was released.\

Mark Oinen
Mark Oinen

The anniversary represents the dire consequences of the hate that's passed around so freely these days between people of opposing viewpoints

Russell Lopez
Russell Lopez

Way too young to really care about a charismatic leader like Kennedy. What did he really do anyway?

Lonnie E. Hanzon
Lonnie E. Hanzon

We heard it on the radio. My Mother started crying. I was only 5, but I knew what it meant. Our President had been assassinated. It was the end of the world as we knew it.

Linda Heyman Schueler
Linda Heyman Schueler

I was in HS in NJ and can still hear the announcement that the President was dead....we bowed our heads and had a minute of silence....when my father came home from work he was visibly shaken and could not eat dinner. A very sad time for every American!

James Gold
James Gold

Kennedy turned the situation in Vietnam into a war and was the first to send thousands of troops to die there. So what? Am I supposed to ignore that and simply think he's cool because he was handsome and/or fucked Marilyn Monroe?

Doug Hubka
Doug Hubka

Yes: I am old enough to remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. The whole world was stunned by this.

Zac Ricciardi
Zac Ricciardi

The Kennedy's were killed by the illuminati.

Ro Carrier
Ro Carrier

JFK was the last president to eliminate the powers of the federal reserve. Look what happened to him.

Tammy Horlacher
Tammy Horlacher

I am too young, but being from Dallas, it is always eerie to drive by Dealey Plaza.

Jennifer Hanson-Dutton
Jennifer Hanson-Dutton

I wasn't born yet but I always have felt that losing him was one of the worst things that happened to this country... we have not had a president like him since ..which says alot

Tiffanie T Honey
Tiffanie T Honey

I wasn't alive then, bt as a child growing up I'm not sure why but JFK was my favorite president. Then I got older and learned more he was verrrrry fascinating to me. Much like the holocaust President JFK was my favorite President to learn about to this day I will learn all I can about him and his family.

Niles Clark
Niles Clark

i was 4 years old & I watched it happen on tv.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Pam Stiffler Very vivid memories for how young you were. Thanks for the post, Pam.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Steve Bozich Thanks for reading, Steve, and sharing your memories.

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