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Lincoln Items Sell Big At Dallas Auction

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DALLAS (AP/CBSDFW.COM) — Honest Abe may have had a modest upbringing but on Saturday, items belonging to our nation’s 16th president raked in a small fortune. 354 more words


Searching for Forgotten History: 2015

By KI Thompson

Most people spend New Year’s Day recovering from the night before, or perhaps watching sports on television and eating all kinds of tasty treats to celebrate the New Year. 552 more words

Kathi Isserman

Lincoln's Hair Up For Auction In Dallas

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FORT WORTH (AP) - A lock of President Abraham Lincoln’s hair will be for sale starting at $10,000 this weekend in Dallas. 130 more words


Assassination Maps Update

I just wanted to publish a quick post highlighting a big update to the Maps section of BoothieBarn.  First, I have added about 30 more sites to the D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia map, bringing the total up to over 120 sites on this map alone.   417 more words

Retracing the Steps of the 16th New York

When John Wilkes Booth looked out between the slats of Mr. Garrett’s tobacco barn in the early morning hours of April 26, 1865, the faces he saw staring back at him belonged to the troopers of the 16th New York Cavalry.   1,754 more words

First Love

Here it is, the document that first got me hooked on theatre history. I was working on what started out as a short-term summer job at the American Antiquarian Society back in 2005. 695 more words

American Antiquarian Society

Wandering Iris Tuesday Pik – Bel Air, Maryland

We very recently traveled to Bel Air, Maryland for our son’s wedding on Christmas Eve.  On a dreary, rainy morning a day or two before Christmas we learned that the town we were in, Bel Air, was also the childhood home of John Wilkes Booth (1838 – 1865).  161 more words