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 Posted: Sat Oct 20th, 2007 12:08 am
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Joined: Wed Nov 1st, 2006
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Interesting that this post came up today.  Last Sunday, I rode the train into Manhattan, got off in Harlem at 125th St. and walked over to Grant's tomb.  It was a beautiful day and a beautiful neighborhood up around the monument (Riverside Cathedral right across the street and the view of the Hudson River, too).  I had never been there before and I'm so glad I went.  It was incredible.  We also walked over to 5 E 66th Street where he lived when he wrote most of his memoirs (there's just a plaque on the side of a building which stands on the site--the house he lived in is no longer there).  I just finished reading his memoirs before going to the sites so it was very powerful to be there.  At the tomb, I picked up a pamphlet about Grant's Farm, which I had never heard of before.  So, thanks for the post, sounds like a really great place to visit. 

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