Edgar Allan Poe: An Afternoon at the Wissahickon

Photo by Michael W. Murphy - Used by Creative Commons License

Photo - Michael W. Murphy, used by Creative Commons License via Flickr

by Melissa Juliet Sagendorph

Even during a bleak, snowy December afternoon, it’s hard to imagine the Wissahickon Valley Park serving as inspiration for one of the most notoriously macabre poets in American history. A wide brook flows quietly through sloping trails and thick forests, edged on either side by rocky hills. The knobbly paths have been battered down by hikers and joggers, cheerily zig-zagging past the spinning wheels of mountain bikes...

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