Mummy Mystery 

A Memphis lawyer claimed that the mummy of John Wilkes Booth was stored in his Central Gardens garage. Was he right?

Sweating furiously, the old man pried open the wooden crate and peered inside. Memphis attorney Finis Bates breathed a sigh of relief when he saw that the fragile contents were undamaged. "John, my old friend," he said. "You're home at last!" Lying…

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