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“You must visit Authors Ridge, and see....”

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Concord
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Owner description: Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
Columbus IN
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“You must visit Authors Ridge, and see....”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Ephraim Wales Bull is buried here, he was the botanist who cultivated the famous Concord Grape from various Lambrusco grapes. 80% of the commercially grown grapes in the USA have their origins in Concord,Mass.

Mr. Bull never profited from all his work,because people sneaked into his vineyards and stole cuttings from his vines, so the epitaph on his tombstone here,reads "He sowed,...others reaped"
Louisa May Alcott is buried alongside Henry David Thoreau,and opposite Nathaniel Hawthorne, and 40 feet from Ralph Waldo Emerson on Authors Ridge.
The 1st woman in the USA to get a drivers license, is also buried here.

Welchs Concord Grape Company is stil headquartered in Concord.

Visited November 2011
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Riverside Rhode Island
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“Late Autumn at dusk.”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

A most revered Cemetary. Authors' ridge contains the family plots of some of the Greatest writers of the 1800's.Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Nethaniel Hawthorne and R.W. Emerson. Not to mention that Ralph Waldo Emerson is a distant great cousin.

Visited November 2011
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Gansevoort, New York
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“Amazing history”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

The amount of notables buried here was astounding and the cemetery was a very nice place to walk around in a peaceful setting.

Visited November 2011
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“The best Cemetery by far”
Reviewed 26 October 2011

One of the best cemetery's I've visited. The only thing I would make sure of is that you go to the main office first. There are two entrances, and the main office is the second one from the light rail station.

Visited October 2011
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Vestal, New York, USA
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“Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is for Authors Ridge”
Reviewed 21 January 2011

Earlier reviews (and also later ones) of this Sleepy Hollow Cemetery will highlight "Author's Ridge": it is important to note that while Nathaniel Hawthorne's siblings and family are buried here, Nataniel Hawthorne is not.

Visited November 2010
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