Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

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In the late 70’s and early 1980’s the young women of Western High School held “Pennies for Poe” drives around Halloween, donating all the monies collected to the maintenance of Poe’s Grave and the charming tiny cemetery it sits in. Back then, the church (now a community center, that overlooks the grave site) would host “dry” dances. I cannot help but think that while Poe’s spirit may have enjoyed the music and frivolity, he would have been dismayed by the lack of proper libations. Well worth a visit!

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