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A tragic courtship: Edgar Allan Poe in Providence

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What is Edgar Allan Poe’s connection to Providence? How did he meet his tragic, untimely end? What were the details surrounding his courtship of Sarah Helen Whitman? Does his ghost still haunt The Creative Capital?

Historian Bob Burke gave Brendan Kirby tour and broke down the story for us just in time for Halloween.

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