Chasing Lincoln's Killer Setting

James L. Swanson
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The President's Box

This is a small, private seating area reserved for President and Mrs. Lincoln. They were there on the night Booth assassinated Lincoln. The box is still in existence today and presidents still sometimes visit the theater, though none of them sit in Lincoln's box, out of respect for Lincoln's memory.

The Ford Theatre

This was the theater where Booth killed Lincoln. The theater was typical of performance houses of the day. There were private boxes reserved for special guests and the Lincolns sometimes took advantage of one of the boxes. The boxes could be joined together so the Lincolns could watch the performance with their guests on the evening Lincoln was murdered. The book includes some details, such as the existence of underground passageways. The building has been restored and modern-day plays are performed there. The building is also, in modern times, a museum to Lincoln's...

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