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Mount Auburn

Mount Auburn in Cambridge, MA was the first rural cemetery in the US, and, as a result of that distinction, one of the first hot tourist destinations in America. Fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson was one of those visitors, writing: “It seems as if Nature had formed the spot with a distinct idea in view of its being a resting place for her children, where wearied & disappointed they might stretch themselves beneath the spreading cypress & close their eyes ‘calmly as to a night’s repose, or flowers at set of sun.’”

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