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This is the grave of Jimmy Walker. Born in 1881 in New York, James John Walker came out of the Irish politics of the turn-of-the-century. His father was a working class guy, a carpenter who eventually bought a lumberyard and then went into politics himself, serving time both as an alderman and assemblyman from his […]
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This is the grave of Zitkala-Ša, or Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, as she was known in the white world. Born on the Yankton Reservation in South Dakota in 1876 and a member of the Yankton Dakota, Zitkala-Ša came of age during extraordinary rough years for the tribes. This is just when their resistance to white domination […]
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This is the grave of Charles Merriam. Born in 1874 in Hopkinton, Iowa, Merriam grew up in the relative elite of small-town Iowa, with his father a successful dry goods store owner and official on local boards, such as the local college. Merriam wasn’t the only one of his siblings to later achieve success, as […]
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This is the grave of Wallace Stevens. Born in 1879 in Reading, Pennsylvania, Stevens grew up in a German Lutheran family. His family was loaded, his father was a big-time lawyer, and so of course Wallace went to Harvard, though he had to drop out in 1900 due to some family financial setbacks. He went […]
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