This is the grave of Chris Kyle. Born in 1974 in Odessa, Texas, Kyle wanted to become a rodeo star. But as happens in that utterly insane sport, he suffered a severe injury that basically crushed his
This is the slave graveyard at Monticello. The debate about Thomas Jefferson and slavery is now completely settled. Thanks to DNA and to scholars such as Annette Gordon-Reed exploring in great detail
This is the grave of Albert Bierstadt. Born in Solingen, Germany in 1830, in 1831, Bierstadt’s family immigrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a talent artist from the time he was young.
Inside this family tomb lies Edward G. Robinson. Born Emanuel Goldenberg in Bucharest, Romania in 1893, his family decided to move to the U.S. in 1904 to escape anti-Semitism. His family joined the ho
This is the grave of Maury Maverick. Born in 1895 in San Antonio, Maverick grew up in a well-off San Antonio family with deep Texas roots. In fact, the term “maverick,” i.e. “John Mc
This is the grave of George McClellan. Born in 1826 in Philadelphia, McClellan was a brilliant young child from a leading family. He started at the University of Pennsylvania in 1840 to study the law,
This is the grave of Mary Elizabeth Garrett. Born into an elite Baltimore family in 1854, Garrett grew up in wealth. Her father was president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and good friend of Ab
This is the grave of William James. Born in 1842 in New York to one of the nation’s most prominent intellectual families, William, as well as his brother Henry, grew up both in the U.S. and Euro