Henry David Thoreau Goes to “Walden” This day in 1845

On this day in 1845 Henry David Thoreau goes to live in a small, self built house located on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson, adjacent to Walden Pond. He would live there for 2 years 2 months and 2 days and the journals he kept became the basis for “Walden or Live In The Woods” one of the most important and influential books in American literature. The book wouldn’t be published until 1854.

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