Corinth, Mississippi: Martyred Presidents: Pocket Knife Tribute (In Transition)

Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley, all felled by assassin bullets, carved entirely with a pocket knife in 1904. Money difficulties mean that this museum is only open sporadically.

Crossroads Museum

Address:
221 N. Filmore St., Corinth, MS
Directions:
Crossroads Museum. Southwest edge of downtown, on the northwest corner of Hwy 145/N. Filmore St. and Wick St.
Hours:
Call ahead for hours. (Call to verify)
Phone:
662-287-3120
Admission:
Adults $5.
Status:
In Transition
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Carving of the Assassinated.

Hand Wood Carving Of 3 Assassinated Presidents

Faces of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley carved entirely with a pocket knife in 1904. On display inside of the Historic Corinth Depot and Crossroads Museum, next to the Tourism Office.

[Joe Kleinsmith, 06/25/2017]

The impressively large "Martyred Presidents" plaque was carved from five different colored woods by E.S. Lancaster and his daughter, Mrs. Ida Miller, who lived on a farm south of town. Their well-worn pocket knife is also part of the display.

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