Emily’s Gate

Back in the 70’s, the gate to Emily Dickinson’s family burial plot was stolen, but it was just recently found in a Vermont antique shop and is being returned to its rightful place. It’s an interesting story of the gate being passed through many hands, for a while serving as a fireplace screen, and not having been identified until now. The brass plaque from the 50’s which would have clearly identified its source had been removed from the gate (probably when it was originally stolen), and had been returned to the Dickinson Family Association six years ago, at which time a substitute gate had been put up, but now they’ll be able to put back up the original.

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