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Not lined up exactly but not too bad.

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As a Washingtonian, I like to walk visiting friends thru the little seen alley view (originally known as Baptist Alley) of the rear of Ford's Theater, to show them the horse-back escape route of John Wilkes Booth. The alley is freely assessable thru F street between 9th & 10th Streets NW. I suggest anyone visiting Washington, DC & Ford's Theater to do a little unguided urban exploring to complete the story of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
 

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civilken

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I did very much enjoy the pictures however I would think about removing the girl at the end.
 
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bankerpapaw

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I have been to Washington 5 times and have yet to set foot in Ford's Theater. Always closed for some reason or the other.
 
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kholland

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As a Washingtonian, I like to walk visiting friends thru the little seen alley view (originally known as Baptist Alley) of the rear of Ford's Theater, to show them the horse-back escape route of John Wilkes Booth. The alley is freely assessable thru F street between 9th & 10th Streets NW. I suggest anyone visiting Washington, DC & Ford's Theater to do a little unguided urban exploring to complete the story of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Have parked near here many times and have wondered if any of the many tourists have any idea that Booth rode down this street on his way to the Navy Yard Bridge.

An ironic side note. In his book "Blood On the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" Edward Steers Jr. says that when Edwin Booth finally got the government to release his brother's body in 1869 he hired the DC undertaker firm Harvey and Marr to hold the body until it was transferred back to Baltimore.

Booth' s body was exhumed from Wharehouse No. 1 on the Washington Arsenal grounds and transported 20 blocks to a large shed in the rear of Harvey and Marr' s establishment. And this shed was located in Baptist Alley and had been a stable where Booth sometimes kept his horse. Rod Serling could not have come up with a better ending.
 
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