The Mystery Plaque 

Section of a red brick wall. A rectangular brass plaque reads, "Quentin Compson III June 2, 1910 Drowned in the Fading of Honeysuckle"

By Edward Tabor, 2024 My parents were visiting me at Harvard College on October 16, 1965, a day when I was scheduled to row in a major boat race. It was the first occurrence of Boston’s now-famous “Head of the Charles” race. They stood on Anderson Bridge to watch my boat leave Newell Boathouse and…

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Cambridge Through the Pages

Cambridge Historical Society: Cambridge Through the Pages tour map

By Lucy Caplan, 2013 Did you know that Cambridge has been home to a mad scientist who can revive the dead, a teenager who met with George Washington, and a man who can see into his own future? Across the centuries, Cambridge has inspired writers of fiction and poetry as an ideal setting for their…

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