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By Judith Westlund Rosbe

within the past due 19th Century, America's new railroads flooded Marion with extravagant shipment: the wealthy and recognized. For the likes of Mark Twain, Henry James and President Grover Cleveland, whose domestic right here was once referred to as the
"summer White House," Marion grew to become a precious sanctuary from urban existence. Teeming with prosperity and the blossoming arts, this hamlet provided a surroundings so breathtaking that it encouraged a number of the world's optimum artistic minds.
Encouraged by way of The Century journal editor Richard Watson Gilder, in demand artists, architects, writers and celebrities flocked to Marion. additionally frequented through Academy Award-winning actress Ethel Barrymore, it used to be right here that Charles
Dana Gibson sketched his iconic "Gibson Girl." even if following First girl Frances Cleveland's trendsetting style or the well-publicized marriage ceremony of Cecil Clark and Richard Harding Davis, the eyes of the USA have been firmly planted on Marion's gleaming beaches and glittering guests.

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