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The photographs below were taken on a trip to Concord, Massachusetts during the summer of 2000. The purpose of the trip was to walk in the footsteps of Thoreau, Emerson, the Alcotts, and Hawthorne. We hope to provide students with more than just factual information, but a sense of who these great literary people were and how they interacted with each other.

Replica of Thoreau's Cabin - Walden

The Old Manse 269 Monument Street

Orchard House 399 Lexington Road
455 Lexington Road
Emerson House 28 Cambridge Turnpike

Replica of Cabin Interior
Stonewall at the Old Manse
Garden at the Old Manse
Alcott Children's Room - Wayside
Hawthorne's Writing Desk

Looking at Walden Pond from Thoreau's Cabin site
Cow Grazing near the Sudbury River
Sudbury River near Concord
Railroad tracks between Concord and Fitchburg
Nashua River between Concord and Fitchburg


Quote from Throreau
Location of Thoreau's Cabin
Locationof the chimney
Stone marking the Woodshed
Location of the woodshed

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Authors' Ridge

Sleepy Hollow was designated as a cemetery in 1855. These individuals who gave us great essays and books to read are buried on Author's Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Daniel Chester French, the famous sculptor and Margaret Sidney, author of Five Little Peppers are also buried here.

Henry David Thoreau
1817 -1862
Amos Bronson Alcott
1799 -1888
Louisa May Alcott
1832 - 1888
Nathaniel Hawthorne
1804 - 1864
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 - 1882

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