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Category:Historic Landmarks
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Within Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA, there is an elevated section named Author's Ridge which is the final resting place of Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, among other notables. You can also see the Civil War memorial sculpted by Daniel Chester French.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (Author) - b. May 25, 1803 d. April 27, 1882

  • Henry David Thoreau (Poet, Author) - b. July 12, 1817 d. May 6, 1862

  • Nathanial Hawthorne - b. July 4, 1804 d. May 19, 1864
    Renowned Author. He was a descendent of prominent early New England settlers. His most famous work was 'The Scarlet Letter,' published in 1850. His other novels were, 'Fanshawe,' 'The House of the Seven Gables,' 'The Blithedale Romance,' and 'The Marble Faun.' His short stories were, 'Twice-Told Tales,' 'Mosses From An Old Manse,' and 'Tanglewood Tales.'

  • Louisa May Alcott - b. November 29, 1832 d. March 6, 1888
    Author. Best known for writing the book 'Little Women'. She died two days after her father, A. Bronson Alcott, as a result of mercury poisoning from a drug used earlier in her life to treat typhoid.
    Cause of death: Mercury Poisoning

  • Ephraim Wales Bull (developed the Concord grape),

  • Peabody, Elizabeth b. 1804 d. 1894
    Transcendentalist, philosopher, educator. Founder of the Kindergarten movement in the United States.

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