Retracing Lincoln's Last Steps at the Ford Theater

Ford's Theatre in the 19th Century

This view of Ford's Theatre (the largest building in the row) was taken in the mid-to-late 19th century. National Archives/Wikipedia.org hide caption

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Marking the 140th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, Liane Hansen visits Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. That's where the president was struck down by actor and assassin John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer.

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