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Harford County's most famous, the infamous John Wilkes Booth

Harford County's most famous, the infamous John Wilkes Booth

Last year was the 150th anniversary of one of the most significant events in history, with its roots deep in Harford County.

On April 14, 1865 — just days after the conclusion of major hostilities in the Civil War — President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., by Harford County native John Wilkes Booth.

Words credited to the assassin — "I want to do something that will hand my name to posterity, never to be forgotten, even after I've been dead for 1,000 years." — are true. Neither his home county, nor history have forgotten. It's unlikely either ever will.

Because of its role in the American theater...

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