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Benjamin Franklin - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 57.147 W 075° 08.896
18S E 487335 N 4422490
Quick Description: Among his many and renown talents, Franklin was also a prolific writer. This burial site memorizes the man that helped make a nation. Thousands make the pilgrimage here each year to honor and pay respects to this famous and influential writer.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2013 7:50:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMGP8G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:

Benjamin Franklin loved to read. When he was young, he borrowed books from anyone who would lend them. He read about all kinds of subjects. Franklin also wanted to write, but he didn't know how. He only had two years of school, so he taught himself. He found stories that he liked and rewrote them. Some he rewrote from memory. Others he turned into poetry and then rewrote back into stories. Sometimes he took notes on a story, then mixed up his notes and tried to put them back in the correct order.

His hard work paid off. When he was 16 years old, he submitted 14 letters to his brother's newspaper, the New England Courant, and his brother published them. These are known as the "Silence Dogood" letters.

The Christ Church Burial Ground is where Benjamin Franklin's grave is located, along with the graves of his wife Deborah and their two children Francis and Sarah. There are four other signers of the Declaration of Independence (besides Ben) buried here as well. This final resting place for this patriot is quite busy & will cost you $2 to visit. SOURCE

The EXACT coordinates for the entrance along Arch Street are: N 39° 57.147 W 075° 08.878

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