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A Winter’s Afternoon…

        …in Concord     Come walk with us through the snowy streets of Concord, Massachusetts, home of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Alcott. Though generations have passed since they strolled the lanes of this historic town, much is yet unchanged. Several of the original buildings stand just as they did in the nineteenth century, beautifully and lovingly preserved for us to enjoy. Many are now museums, inns, or public buildings, and stand as a testament to the town’s commitment to historic preservation.   Though best known for its role in the opening days of the Revolutionary War, Concord was also the home of some of this country’s best known philosophers and authors. Just steps from where the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired, you can find the dwelling of Rev. William Emerson, grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is where Emerson’s essay “Nature” was penned, where love notes were written on window panes by a young Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne; and where a vegetable garden was specially designed for them by …