Interactive performance of 'Cast Iron Tombstone Trial' set for
Vinegar Hill weekend
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[NOV. 14, 2006]
MOUNT PULASKI -- Abraham Lincoln was the
defending lawyer in the original
"Cast Iron Tombstone Trial" that took place in the Mount Pulaski
Courthouse in the spring of 1854. There was a second such trial in
Lincoln in 1857 in which Mr. Lincoln also was the defending lawyer.
The sketchy information from both trials has been combined for a
performance on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the courtroom at the Mount
Pulaski Courthouse. A jury will be selected from the audience. The
actual decision handed down will be revealed after the performance.