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The Place Where Lincoln Died #5
Washington DC
July 1999
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5: Back on the Street

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Visitors exit at the bottom of the building, after passing a reconstructed garden area at the back. It is a quick stop with effective crowd control, unchanged in its presentation for decades.


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Suddenly we're back on the street, and after the tasteful National Park treatment, the tacky souvenir shop to the right snaps the doleful visitor back to reality. Yes, that's a cardboard Bill Clinton standing in the doorway.



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To the left of the Peterson House, it's no better, though the T-shirts are cheaper from a cluster of street vendors.



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And if one has the stomach for it, there's always the Lincoln House where we picked up a snack while waiting to reboard the trolley for our condensed tour of Washington DC.

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Photos and text by J. Dennis Robinson
© 1999 SeacoastNH.com

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