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Baltimore ramps up long-running fight for Edgar Allan Poe's legacy with appreciation day

Baltimore ramps up long-running fight for Edgar Allan Poe's legacy with appreciation day

Baltimore loves Edgar Allan Poe. He appears on our beer, we named our football team after one of his works, and our city is the keeper of his Earthly remains thanks to his mysterious death on our streets.

But there are several other cities that lay claim to the writer's legacy, as The New York Times noted in 2014, when the city of Boston erected a statue of Poe and a raven. New York, Philadelphia, and Richmond also have museums or...

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