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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Poe's Birthday Party Crashed

From Guardian Unlimited:

Poe graveside tribute remains a mystery

Associated Press
Thursday January 19, 2006

For the 57th year running, a mystery man today paid tribute to Edgar Allan Poe by placing roses and a bottle of cognac on the writer's grave to mark his birthday.

Some of the 25 spectators drawn to a tiny, locked graveyard in downtown Baltimore for the ceremony climbed over the walls of the site and were "running all over the place trying to find out how the guy gets in", according to Jeff Jerome, the most faithful viewer of the event.

Mr Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum, said he had to chase people out of the graveyard, fearing they would interfere with the mystery visitor's ceremony.

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