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This is the grave of Henry James. Born in 1843 to old New York money, Henry grew up in luxury. He and his family, which of course included his brother, the philosopher William James, and his sister, the diarist Alice James, moved around from Newport to Paris to points in between. Interestingly, while Henry stuttered […]
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This is the grave of the odious Gilded Age lawyer and capitalist George Baer. Born in 1842 in Lavansville, Pennsylvania, Baer dropped out of school at the age of 13 and started working in a printer’s shop and then attended Franklin and Marshall College. He volunteered for the Union in the Civil War and rose […]
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