This is the grave of Henry Ward Beecher. Beecher was the most prominent minister in mid-19th century America. The son of Lyman Beecher, one of the most important ministers of.
This is the grave of William "Boss" Tweed I hardly need to provide a biography of the man whose name is synonymous throughout the United States with political corruption. Tweed,.
This is the grave of Sidney Hillman. Hillman was born into a Jewish family in Lithuania in 1887. He was training to be a rabbi, but fell in with political.
Time for the next installment in the internet's least important historical series. This is the grave of Samuel Gompers. Gompers, an English immigrant from a Jewish background, immigrated to the.
Underneath this rock is buried Jacob Riis. A Danish immigrant, Riis became one of the leading muckrakers of the Progressive Era, exposing the terrible conditions of immigrants and the urban.
Now this is a grave you can set your watch to. That's right, this is the grave of Johnny Unitas, 9th round pick out of Louisville, Baltimore Colts legend, 10.
This is the grave of Gifford Pinchot. Like most Progressives, Gifford Pinchot's legacy is deeply complicated. The nation's first major forester, a process begun with his father felt terrible for.
This is the grave of John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1898-1908. Born in 1870 in Braidswood, Illinois, Mitchell grew up poor. He became an.