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The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth
02-06-2016, 07:35 PM (This post was last modified: 02-07-2016 08:06 AM by Gene C.)
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(02-03-2016 08:29 AM)maharba Wrote:  I found this old note in my files, don't know if it was online or from a clipping.

The Paducah Sun June 04, 1903
Morley...the sole survivor of the pallbearers who carried what is supposed to be Booths remains to the tomb in Green Mount cemetery today made the surprising statement that it was only a mock funeral...He now says: "I have never cared much about talking in regard to the truthfulness of the statement that John Wilkes Booth was buried in Green Mount cemetery for there has always been a certain amount of doubt existing as to whether or not the assassin of President Lincoln
was ever captured killed or even shot. But in order that I might clear up at least one supposition I'll tell you positively that his body is not and never was buried in this city to my knowledge. Certainly the body buried in Green Mount was not that of Booth..."

This corrects a deleted post
Today I went to my local library that has copies of old KY newspapers, including the Paducah Sun. I found the paper (or thought I had), didn't see the article - posted that, but a good friend told me he found it in the Library of Congress web site, so I'm here to eat a little crow. It's a bit hard to swallow.
Here it is, p6 at the top of the page.
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/s...d-1/seq-6/

A special thanks to Rob Wick

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