Thursday, September 22, 2005

Indianapolis: President, poet draw cemetery visitors

Indianapolis: President, poet draw cemetery visitors. I discovered this fun news story about the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Who would have thought that President Benjamin Harrison would still be such a big draw 104 years after his death?

From the site:

Many visitors come to Crown Hill just to see the grave of Harrison, the nation's 23rd president, who died in 1901.

"The president (Harrison) is a draw because there are people who spend years visiting every presidential burial site," Dooley said.

Harrison's understated grave, shaded by trees at the foot of the cemetery's hill, is surrounded by a tidily manicured hedge, about a foot high.

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