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In Baltimore and Boston, competing claims to E.A. Poe
In Baltimore and Boston, competing claims to E.A. Poe

The Ravens and the Patriots have been duking it out in the AFC since 1996, but when it comes to Baltimore-vs.-Boston rivalries, that's chump change. Charm City and Beantown have been scuffling over bragging rights to Edgar Allan Poe and his legacy for more than 150 years. "Basically, I think that within each man is a very special affection for the place of his birth," says Dan Currie, founding president of the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston, making the case for his city's claim. Counters Kristen Harbeson, president of Poe Baltimore, which operates the Edgar Allan Poe House: "All I can say is, Poe loved Baltimore better. Baltimore was Poe's favorite...

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