Saturday, August 21, 2010


IMG_6420 This is the home of Edgar Lee Masters when he lived in Petersburg. Masters was a poet and a biographer – most notable he wrote biographies of Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln.

He is buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Petersburg edgarnot far from Ann Rutledge’s grave.IMG_6424 IMG_6422Ann Rutledge – Many historians believe she was the first true love of Abraham Lincoln. However, she died very young at the age of 22 when a typhoid epidemic swept through New Salem.


  1. I just love history!! What a fascinating place...we will put that on our list of places to explore. Thanks!

    Travel safe!!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  2. Ohhh, graveyards are fascinating. But only in daylight!


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