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Hennessey, Oklahoma: John Wilkes Booth Boarding House

Small sign on the front door of a former boarding house claims that Lincoln's assassin lived here under an assumed name from 1899 to 1902.

110 N. Main St., Hennessey, OK
Downtown, on the west side of US-81/N. Main St., midway between W. Kansas and W. Oklahoma Sts. The small sign is on the front door of the Vernost Wine Company.
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John Wilkes Booth Boarding House

Some believe that Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth escaped the soldiers that supposedly killed him in 1865. He then lived under the alias David E. George in this boarding house for three years.

[Devon, 12/07/2021]

"Booth" supposedly thought he was dying in the boarding house, confessed who he was, then didn't die and fled to Enid, where he did die. His body was eventually turned into a sideshow mummy.

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