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This is the grave of Bobby Doerr. Born in 1918 in Los Angeles, Doerr was given his middle name of Pershing after John J. Pershing, World War I general. Doerr generally did a better job of chasing down balls in the infield than Pershing did chasing Villa in Mexico. Anyway, Doerr became a star ballplayer. […]

America, 2019

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On December 22, 2019

What a country: A Palm Beach County trailer park could be the site of a future Donald J. Trump presidential library – and the pitch may be made by Vanilla Ice, a close friend of Donald Trump Jr.

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This is the grave of John Fitzgerald, better known as “Honey Fitz” to the people of Boston. Born in 1863 in Boston’s North End to upwardly mobile Irish immigrants, Fitzgerald did have a tragic childhood. Most of his brothers and sisters died as children and his mother died when he was 16. Another brother suffered […]
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This is the grave of Augustus Merrimon. Born in 1830 outside Asheville, North Carolina, Merrimon grew up on his father’s farm, working in his sawmill from the time he was a teen, where he hurt his hands permanently. He was working but his family still had slaves, which was far from uncommon. Merrimon first came […]
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