Casefile Clues

27 March 2007

Striiiiiike 1--Abner Doubleday in 1850


Abner Doubleday's 1850 census entry is one of those where you've got to read the entries above it for just about everything except his name and age. Ditto marks come in real handy when everyone has the same job and was born in the same place. Hint: his occupation in 1850 had nothing to do with baseball.
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