Tag Archives: Lincoln assassination

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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Fast finish to tour season

Well, Thanksgiving’s over and so is tour season. Aside a tour here and there, most guides are spending the next two months sitting by the fire and glad to escape winter’s cold. Strangely, the season ended with a flourish –five … Continue reading

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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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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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