Today would have been Edgar Allan Poe’s 208th birthday. The famous author wrote such classics as “The Tell-tale heart” and “The Raven”. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts but died in Baltimore. Since 1949, an anonymous stranger had been leaving 3 red roses and half a bottle of cognac at Poe’s grave but he mysteriously stopped in 2009. Last year that tradition was revitalized in Baltimore. There will be birthday bash for Poe followed by a traditional apple cider toast to Poe.
Check out Poe’s works here at your Richard Burges Library.