Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Menands, New York: Chester A. Arthur's Gravesite

This isn't the most impressive Presidential grave in the country, but it's not the least impressive either. It looks a little like an angel is watching over a piano, if you glance from a distance.

President Chester A. Arthur is buried in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, NY. The area children learn how Arthur's father moved to Albany when Chester was a small boy. It's a classic big old cemetery, with plenty of important state and local officials buried there.

By the way, why is it always Chester A. Arthur? How many Chester Arthurs are out there? Did he get a tip from Rutherford B. Hayes?

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