Tuesday, January 29, 2008

JFK Emergency Room Moves to Underground Storage

By BRIAN BURNES /The Kansas City Star

The federal government has found a new home for medical equipment used in the attempt to save President John F. Kennedy’s life on Nov. 22, 1963: Beneath Lenexa.

The artifacts, known to archivists as the Parkland Memorial Hospital Trauma Room #1 collection, are now in underground storage at the Johnson County site, leased by the regional records center of the Central Plains Region facility of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Trucked in from the archives’ Fort Worth, Texas, facility, the items range from the poignant — such as a wheeled stretcher — to the mundane, such as a wall clock, a trash can, a wall-mounted towel dispenser and even the room’s front door.

All the artifacts have been secured within the Lenexa storage facility, according to Reed Whitaker, regional administrator of the Central Plains Region... READ MORE

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