Empty Theater in Missouri

January 11, 1864

In one of his last appearances, John Wilkes Booth performed Shakespeare’s “Richard the III” at the St. Louis Theater.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.