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Henry Rathbone’s house – the man next to Lincoln

The White House isn’t the only house to walk by the front door around Lafayette Park. A famous bystander to history is a few doors down. Major Henry Rathbone was in Abraham Lincoln’s box when murdered by John Wilkes Booth. … Continue reading

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Petersen House is a must stop for Lincoln fans

For many years, I’ve walked past Petersen House en route to Ford Theatre. I should have detoured across the street years ago. President Abraham Lincoln died at Petersen House on April 14, 1865 after shot the night before at Ford’s … Continue reading

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Consider a Lincoln assassination tour

Sometimes I call it a Lincoln assassination tour. Sometimes it’s a John Wilkes Booth tour. The difference is which angle to take, but the information is 90 percent the same. Just depends on what the audience wants. Here’s a taste … Continue reading

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