Author of the most successful young adult
novel of all time.
Creator of "the Greatest Show on Earth."
Popular 30th president of the USA, from
a tiny Vermont village.
Reclusive poet, "the belle of Amherst (Massachusetts)."
America's first great philosopher and man
Renowned sculptor of the "Seated
Lincoln" in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,
and many other
Hays HAMMOND, Jr
The electrical engineer
who invented radio remote control, radar
and sonar, built himself a fantasy
medieval castle home near Gloucester MA. It's now
a quirky, fascinating museum.
He established the American short story
as an art form.
Outstanding American painter.
Author of Battle Hymn of
and tireless fighter for women's rights
and the abolition of slavery.
35th president of the USA who enjoyed worldwide
The famous mid-19th-century poet
made Paul Revere and
Chief of the Wampanoags, he befriended
the Pilgrims of Plymouth, making the
success of their colony possible.
America's premier landscape architect,
he turned nature into art in New
Central Park, Boston's Emerald
Necklace of parks,
and many other places.
Silversmith and patriot, his "midnight
ride" to warn his countryman of a British
advance was immortalized in a poem
Mother of six, tireless worker for the
abolition of slavery and author of
the 19th-century runaway best-seller Uncle
Tom's Cabin, she also fought for
temperance and women's suffrage.
Writer, individualist and spiritual
philosopher, he laid the foundations for
ecology in 19th-century America.
America's first lexicographer wrote a 70,000-word
dictionary that sold 300,000 copies,
and a spelling book that sold over a
million copies—in a country of
only 23 million people!