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This is the grave of Cap Anson. Born in 1852 in Marshalltown, Iowa, Adrian “Cap” Anson was a great early baseball player. He started his professional career in 1871 with the mighty Rockford Forest Citys as a third basemen. He was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics in 1872 and played there through 1875, having particularly […]
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This is the grave of William Wirt. Born in 1772 in Bladensburg, Maryland, Wirt didn’t receive as much formal education as he would have liked, with his parents dying when he was young and only receiving a relatively small inheritance. But he had skill and that was obvious so he had mentors ready to help. […]
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This is the grave of Harry Emerson Fosdick. Born in Buffalo in 1878, Fosdick graduated from Colgate in 1900 and then from Union Theological Seminary in 1904. He was a Baptist and got his first parish in Manhattan in 1903. He only stayed there a year before leaving for a church in Montclair, New Jersey, […]
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This is the grave of Junior Wells. Born Amos Blakemore in 1934 in or around Memphis, the boy who became Junior Wells began playing harmonica at the age of 7. When his mother divorced in 1948, they moved to Chicago. Wells, a bit of a troubled boy, began playing in bands, partially just to keep […]
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