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Assassination Trivia
10-04-2012, 07:56 AM
Post: #31
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Theodore Roscoe?
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10-04-2012, 08:01 AM
Post: #32
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Nope.

Hint #3: Jane Singer wrote of this man: "To say I owe you a lifetime of learning packed into a few years, to say your words mattered beyond mattering, would not say enough."
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10-04-2012, 08:13 AM
Post: #33
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Hint #4: He passed away in 2007.
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10-04-2012, 08:14 AM
Post: #34
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James O. Hall?

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10-04-2012, 08:21 AM (This post was last modified: 10-04-2012 08:22 AM by RJNorton.)
Post: #35
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Rob, you got it, and you are also responsible for me seeing it the other day. In another thread, when you mentioned JWB and oil, I got out Mr. Hall's pamphlet titled "TO MAKE A FORTUNE: John Wilkes Booth: Following the Money Trail." I wanted to see if there was anything in there that might help.

Mr. Hall was assisted in writing by Michael Maione, but I am pretty sure the quote I asked about was written by Mr. Hall. Laurie can correct me if I am wrong in that assumption.
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10-13-2012, 04:21 AM
Post: #36
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One of the residents of the Surratt boardinghouse had a cat. Which one?
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10-13-2012, 06:58 AM
Post: #37
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Honora Fitzpatrick.....

"Miss Fitzpatrick is playing with her cat, a good sign of an Old Maid." (John Surratt)

"The Past is a foreign country...they do things differently there" - L. P. Hartley
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10-13-2012, 07:56 AM
Post: #38
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Kudos, Betty. You got it.

You win one side view of the boardinghouse not seen in very many books.

[Image: sideview3.jpg]
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10-13-2012, 08:03 AM
Post: #39
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I have never seen that view.
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10-13-2012, 08:13 AM (This post was last modified: 10-13-2012 08:33 AM by RJNorton.)
Post: #40
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Hi Rich. I do not think these are seen very often. Here's one from the other side. I do not know the dates of the photos.

[Image: sideview4.jpg]
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10-13-2012, 09:29 AM (This post was last modified: 10-13-2012 09:31 AM by BettyO.)
Post: #41
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I love the side view of the boarding house - this is the view which Powell saw as he walked up to the boarding house on the night of April 17 (sans the neighbor's wrought iron fence of course! ) Powell was unaware in the darkness (the streets were sporatically lighted by gas) that an armed detective was hiding under the porch with orders to "let anyone enter but not to let anyone leave....."

I think these views were taken in the early 1920s....

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10-13-2012, 09:57 AM
Post: #42
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Those views were taken about 1920 or a little earlier. I love the side view one also because it gives you a good idea of how gentile the neighborhood was up until the mid-1900s. It's mainly Chinese commercial now, but much more upscale than it was forty years ago.
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11-03-2012, 09:04 AM
Post: #43
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I am prepared for this to be a complete dud. Occasionally, when I was teaching, I would give extra credit assignments like this for over the weekend. The vast majority of students ignored them, but there were always a few who enjoyed the challenge. We will see if anyone responds. If not, I promise not to try something like this ever again.

1. Start with the year John Wilkes Booth was born.

2. Add the room number George Atzerodt was assigned when he got a room at the Kirkwood House.

3. Subtract Lewis Powell's age when he was hanged.

4. Add this number: Secretary Seward had his carriage accident on April ?, 1865.

5. Add the room number JWB stayed in when he was at St. Lawrence Hall in October of 1864.

6. Add the year in which Dr. Mudd was expelled from Georgetown College.

7. Subtract this number: Anna Surratt got married on June ?, 1869.

8. Subtract this number: Dr. Mudd's attempted Ft. Jefferson escape attempt happened on September ?, 1865.

9. Add the number of letters in the last name of the printer who printed Ford's Theatre's playbills.

10. Subtract the number in the street address of the Greenback Saloon on 10th Street.

11. Subtract Lewis Powell's room number at the Herndon House.

12. Add the number (not the current one; the one at the time of the assasination) in Mary Surratt's street address on H Street.

13. Add the exhibit number (at the conspiracy trial) of the photograph of John Wilkes Booth found behind another image at the Surratt boardinghouse.

14. Add Abraham Lincoln's age when he was assassinated.

15. Add Mary Lincoln's age at the time of the assassination.

What number do you now have?
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11-03-2012, 09:50 AM
Post: #44
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Alright Roger, I got 4155.
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11-03-2012, 10:21 AM
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My demon possesed calculator at the office keeps coming up with '666'.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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