Home of Lincoln's Killer's Killer - A Hole

Concordia, Kansas

Dugout Site.

Loopiest Lincoln Landmarks.

This is a crazy landmark, oh-so worth visiting just to say you did. With orders to apprehend but not kill Lincoln's assassin, soldier Boston Corbett instead shot John Wilkes Booth dead. Corbett was an unorthodox character, and later in life he lived in a hole in the ground near Concordia. A thoughtful boy scout erected a monument and Dugout sign in 1958.

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He Killed Lincoln's Killer, Then Lived In A Hole

Key Rd, Concordia, KS
Boston Corbett Dugout Site. US Hwy 81 either 3.5 miles south of town or ten miles north of US Hwy 24. Turn east on Noble Rd. After 2.5 miles the road bends south and becomes Road 791. After three miles turn left onto Key Rd for one-third mile. The monument is on the south side. Wear long pants to avoid itchy plants and bug bites.
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