On 4-12-14 the 6th annual Bobby Rapp motorcycle run had a pit stop in Copperopolis Town Square.
The annual motorcycle run, named after fallen soldier Bobby Rapp, raises funds for scholarships for Tuolumne county students.
To date the event has raised and gifted $51,000.00 in scholarship monies to Tuolumne County High School students.
On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.
Booth, a Maryland native born in 1838, who
remained in the North during the war despite his Confederate sympathies, initially
plotted to capture President Lincoln and take him to Richmond, the Confederate capital.
However, on March 20, 1865, the day of the planned kidnapping, the president failed to
appear at the spot where Booth and his six fellow conspirators lay in wait. Two weeks
later, Richmond fell to Union forces.