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. . . Traced a Killer's Steps

Sunday, November 24, 2002; Page C02

. . . traced a killer's steps. Ford's Theatre gets much of the Lincoln assassination ink, but the rest of the story passes right through the Surratt family plantation in Clinton. The livery has been replaced by a gas station, and growth has gobbled up much of the nearly 300-acre farm, but much remains the same at the house -- even the color, a primer red that Mr. Surratt never got around to covering with a proper coat of white.

Weapons and supplies for the assassin's escape were stored at the Surratt house. (File Photo/the Washington Post)

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Surratt House Museum

9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton, 301-868-1121

Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more on the museum or the Surratt Society's tours of John Wilkes Booth's escape route, go to www.surratt.org.

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