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Mary Surratt boarding house now Chinese restaurant

Mary Surratt was one of four people hanged in the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865. She was the first woman in U.S. history to be executed despite cries of mercy for such an old woman. Uh, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Baptist Alley and Booth’s plan

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My Lincoln assassination tour snippets

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On the Trail of John Wilkes Booth: Edman Spangler grave

Whatever happened to the men and women that conspired to kill Abraham Lincoln? This is Edman Spangler’s story. Spangler worked at Ford’s Theater as a carpenter and scene shifter. He helped set up the President’s box for that evening; moving … Continue reading

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Where John Wilkes Booth crossed the river

  Forget the chicken crossing the road – how John Wilkes Booth crossed the river after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln is equally perplexing? I give Booth tours in Washington, D.C. from the White House to Ford’s Theatre. It’s probably the … Continue reading

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Now which way did he go? Always checking on Booth

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Black Friday shopping? Start with this book

When I saw the book was written by Michael Kauffman, I knew I was buying it. He’s that good. “In the Footsteps of an Assassin” details assassin John Wilkes Booth’s escape trail after killing President Lincoln. Kauffman is a longtime … Continue reading

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Finally saw The Conspirator

You’d think writing this blog and being a third-cousin of Mary Surratt (and distant cousin of John Wilkes Booth) that I’d have been first in line for The Conspirator. But, I was vacationing in Europe when it opened so Friday … Continue reading

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John Wilkes Booth tour on March 26

  It’s 90 minutes starting at the corner of 6th and Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. (front of the Newseum) on Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. (I changed the time because the National Marathon will tie up downtown all morning.) The … Continue reading

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I’ll have a John Wilkes Booth sandwich with slaw

Nestled between a liquor store, tire shop and fastfood joint is the only place I know where you can get a John Wilkes Booth or Dr. Mudd sandwich. And no, neither is full of baloney. The Town Mouse Market and … Continue reading

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Preview of Mary Surratt movie coming April 15

Conspirator The Movie

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