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This is the grave of Little Jimmy Dickens. Born in 1920 in Bolt, West Virginia, the diminutive Dickens (he was 4’11”) started playing on local radio in his home state as a country musician in the late 30s. He attended West Virginia University for awhile but dropped out to become a touring musician, at that […]
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This is the grave of John Quincy Adams. Born in 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts, as everyone knows Adams grew up at the right hand of his famous revolutionary father, learning and bringing desperately needed skills to the table as a political and diplomatic leader in the United States. He accompanied his father to Europe in […]
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This is the grave of William Duane. Born in Newfoundland in 1760 (Wikipedia says he was born in New York, but this is wrong and I know how shocking that is….), Duane grew up in Vermont and Philadelphia. He then left the United States for education in Ireland. He moved to India in 1788, living […]
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This is the grave of James Fenimore Cooper. Born in 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey, Cooper grew up in the town his father founded on the frontier of New York. Cooperstown was an openly paternalistic enterprise, with William Cooper intended to be the patriarch of his new community. He was a staunch Federalist and his […]
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