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This is the grave of George Bird Grinnell. Born in 1849 to an old money New York elite family, Grinnell graduated from Yale in 1870. He was part of a first generation of easterners fascinated by a disappearing American West and he would make his career around this. After graduation, he was able to follow […]
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This is the grave of James Forrestal. Born in 1892 in Matteawan, New York to a Irish immigrant family, Forrestal graduated from high school and began working for a series of newspapers. He started at Dartmouth in 1911 but transferred to Princeton the next year. He actually never graduated, dropping out just before he earned […]
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This is the grave of Henry Clay. Born in 1777 in Virginia, Clay, along with his political enemy Andrew Jackson, were the quintessential men of the early 19th century South. He moved to Kentucky in 1797 and found a society where men could rise rapidly. Jackson, despite being completely uneducated and a violent maniac, found […]
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This is the grave of Samuel Adams. Born in 1722 in Boston, Adams started Harvard in 1736. Disappointing his parents, he took a greater interest in politics than the ministry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1740 and a master’s in 1743. Unable to focus on business because of his political interests, he failed a […]
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