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From the White House to Hollywood

June 11, 2013

Two 19th century Presidents are buried in the Hollywood Cemetery located in Richmond, Virginia.  The earlier President’s body is in an above ground vault that is enclosed in a large iron cage.  The other is buried in a spot marked by a one-story obelisk.  The first was twice elected.  The other became President through the premature death of his predecessor and was not elected to a term of his own.  The administration of the first was known as the “Era of Good Feelings.”  The administration of the other was marked by strife.  The first died on the 55th birthday of the United States.  The other gave up his U.S. citizenship and died while a member of the Confederate legislature.  The first was James Monroe, and the other was John Tyler.

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