PoeIt’s not unusual for October to bring thoughts of Edgar Allen Poe. I started looking around for something interesting about Poe when I found a news story about Baltimore holding a mock wake and funeral on October 11, 2009.

The Baltimore Sun newspaper has a page filled with fascinating information: a video of the mock viewing and funeral, article discussing ‘Who Owns Edgar Allen Poe?’ and Poe’s obituary from  Sunday, October 8, 1849. Only seven people attended Poe’s actual burial in 1849 while over seven hundred people attended the mock funeral in 2009.

Great source of information-

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/poe/

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