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Henry David Thoreau
July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - Concord, MA

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
- Thoreau, Walden

 

Henry David Thoreau was a writer, abolitionist, naturalist, environmentalist, transcendentalist, philosopher and generally important mind of the mid to late 1800s.  His two greatest works include Walden, his manifesto on living simply and Civil Disobedience, his essay written chiefly about his night spent in jail after refusing to pay a tax he found unjust.

 


 

Henry is buried on Author's Ridge along with other members of his family.  There is one main stone for all the Thoreaus, and each one has their own smaller one as well.  

 

Just follow the signs to Author's Ridge.  You can't miss him.

 

Factoid:  Henry David Thoreau was born David Henry Thoreau.

 

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