Author’s Ledge. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Concord, Massachusetts

A series of granite markers point the way to Author’s Ledge. The resting place for some of our country’s most beloved writers. Visitors leave pens and pencils. Please enjoy these photos and a few quotes from these celebrated authors.
Thoreau is the first of the writers one happens upon when climbing the hill.
“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.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne and family.
“Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. “
Alcott family plot.
“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.” Louisa May Alcott
Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”. Beautiful rose quartz monument.

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