Unlike W.C. Fields, Edgar Allan Poe Loved Philadelphia02:29
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Helen McKenna-Uf, a park ranger at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
Helen McKenna-Uf, a park ranger at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
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Given his tales of mystery and the macabre, happiness is not a word you associate with the great writer Edgar Allan Poe. But the six years he lived in Philadelphia in the mid-1800s have been described as the happiest of his short life.

Here & Now's Alex Ashlock visited one of Poe's homes in Philadelphia and has this report.

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This segment aired on July 29, 2016.

Alex Ashlock Twitter Producer, Here & Now
Alex Ashlock has been a producer for Here & Now since 2005. He started his WBUR career as senior producer of Morning Edition in 1998.

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