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Saturday, October 10, 2015

For decades, Edgar Allan Poe's birthday was marked by a mysterious visitor to his gravesite in Baltimore. Beginning in the 1930s, the "Poe Toaster" placed three roses at the grave every Jan. 19 and opened a bottle of cognac, only to disappear into the night.

The Poe Toaster hasn't been seen since 2009, but the Maryland Historical Society, with Poe Baltimore and Westminster Burying Grounds, hopes to revive the tradition.

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