Quietly nestled atop a hill at the rear of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is Author’s Ridge, a leafy crest crowded with the graves of the founding fathers of American literary greatness. Within this secluded ridge, each gravestone is appropriate fashioned to the life it memorializes.
Henry David Thoreau’s grave is a humble marble stone no larger than a book. Rising up out of a bed of pine needles, it rather deliberately reads, "HENRY".
Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of America’s first great novelists, rests eternally beneath an arched marble stone that bears only his last name in proud lettering.
Marked by a flat stone is the grave of Louisa May Alcott, the truly splendid novelist of such ...Read More