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This is the grave of Eugene Debs. Simply one of the greatest Americans to ever live, Debs was born in 1855 in Terre Haute, Indiana to French immigrants. Although his family was not poor, Debs dropped out of school at age 14 to work on the railroad. In 1875, he joined the Brotherhood of Locomotive […]
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This is the grave of Duke Ellington. Born in 1899 to a pair of pianists in Washington, Edward Kennedy Ellington followed his parents to the piano from a young age. Although he was more interested in baseball as a child and worked for awhile selling peanuts at Senators games, he also began composing music. While […]
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This is the grave of Clint Jencks. Born in 1918 in Colorado Springs, he graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. While there, he became attracted to leftist causes and embraced socialism. In fact, while a student activist, he was part of a group that attracted Eleanor Roosevelt’s attention. She managed for the group […]
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This is the grave of Patti Page. Born in 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma, typically poor for the time and place, Clara Ann Fowler graduated from high school in Tulsa and started singing professionally right away. Her name changed to Patti Page on the air to support an advertising campaign on the radio station to support […]
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