John Wilkes Booth’s grave seems a likely top attraction for Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery. The staff is happy to mark the location on a map, and that took us to the family plot, but even so, there was no finding J.W. What we found was more interesting–pennies. I noticed a collection on an unmarked stone at the corner of the plot. More balanced amongst the raised “Booth” lettering on a central stone. The more we looked, the more pennies we found.
Where do they come from…and why? It’s not hard to guess, but can anyone know for certain?