The person who is here commemorated tried to remove superstition from human intellectual efforts.
So today Philosophy students from all over the world come to this place to rub or kiss the toe of this statue; believing that this act will help to clear up their reasoning.
When this home was built, it was the only home in the State with indoor plumbing, steam heating and several other innovations. Hints: No, the Governor did not live in such a mansion! It was right across the road from Carnegie Hall. It’s owner was a wizard, most famous for a compromise but historically important as a great American innovator. I’d go further…I list him among the founders of that American Nation that we mean when we walk around the US today.
Back in 1618 a group of Protestant townspeople decided to respond to commands by their Catholic regents by tossing them out of this window. What happened next is a matter of perspective. Either they were assisted to the ground by a group of angels or they fell seventy feet into a pile of composting horse manure. But for whatever the reason most were spared the intended consequences of the fall. Ever since, the distinction between horse manure and divine intervention has been a problem for European history.
The plan was pretty simple. Attacking from the north and south at the same time, the British would be able to control a waterway and split those pesky New England radicals away from the rest of the colonies. Everything was working like clockwork, until the Brits forgot the most important thing…the hearts and minds of the colonists. Once they lost that, they had no hope of winning the war.
I remember when this famous statue used to stand in Karl Marx Stadt. But it no longer is there. Where is it now?
Hint: this was not on a battlefield, but on a College Campus. Not in Gettysburg, but in…
One night, at about the same time Andy Jackson was whipping red coats near New Orleans, a young woman and her half sister both eloped with a poet, meeting in the dark right here by this grave. One of the young women is buried here, along with her mother who is quite probably the greatest social philosophers ever born on English soil, the Grandmother of Frankenstein!