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Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Antietam 2021
- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
I've never been to the area but I now have another place to put on my list. Glorious area and wonderful photos!
Thank you for the comment; I'll add that the Alcott's and Hawthorne's Hillside/Wayside is now maintained by the National Park Service as a unit of Minuteman National Historical Park which stretches from Lexington to Concord and includes many of the sites pertaining to the battles of April 19, 1775. Elizabeth Lutyens adds the following about the house and next-door Orchard House:
After [ Hawthorne's ] death in 1864, The Wayside was later acquired by Harriet Lothrop, who, under the pen name Margaret Sidney, wrote The Five Little Peppers series. When her publisher husband died in 1892, she devoted herself to the preservation of The Wayside, and then to Orchard House as well. She also bought and restored "Grapevine Cottage," the birthplace of Ephraim Bull's famous Concord Grape.