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Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 198

This is the grave of Henry Teller. A surprisingly decent man for a Gilded Age senator, Teller was born in 1830 near Granger, New York. He became a lawyer in 1858, moved to Illinois, and got involved in Republican politics there. In 1861, he moved to Colorado, where the 1859 gold strike had brought thousands […]
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