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Who are these People Memorialized, often but not always on Horseback, around the District? Vol. 10 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2014 at 10:02 pm 1 Comment

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Pocket park at Connecticut and M St, NW

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

“Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include “Paul Revere’s Ride”, The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.”

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And in other cool ‘Who are these people?’ news – thanks to a reader for sending these old clippings from the Library of Congress:

Evening star. (Washington, D.C.), 20 Sept. 1892. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <Evening star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, September 20, 1892, Page 6, Image 14
The Washington times. (Washington [D.C.]), 01 April 1906. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1906-04-01/ed-1/seq-50/>

  • Soozles

    One of my absolute faves. I used to eat my lunch with Henry and think of Evangeline. Great monument, indeed!
    So nice to see the monuments to our poets and artists, and not just to our warriors. Go to other countries—Iran, for example—where they celebrate their artists more than their warriors, unlike us. Kinda interesting.

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