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This is the grave of Elihu Root. Born in 1845 in Clinton, New York, Root grew up comfortable. His father was a mathematics professor at Hamilton College and Root went to Hamilton himself. His parents wanted him to become a minister but he decided to go into the law. He graduated from NYU School of […]
This is the grave of Dom DiMaggio. Born in San Francisco in 1917, DiMaggio of course grew up in the one of the nation’s great baseball families. His brother Joe was simply one of the greatest hitters of all time and Vince was a journeyman who had a good long career. Dominic was the youngest […]
This is the grave of Winslow Homer. Born in 1836 in Boston, Homer came from an old New England family. His mother was a talented amateur artist and gave Winslow his first lessons. But his father was, like many Americans of this generation, restless and desperate to get rich quick. In 1849, like so many […]
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