Music: In Tanglewood's Tent

In Massachusetts' green and social Berkshire hills, a pioneer landowner in 1849 was William Aspinwall Tappan, Boston merchant and banker. He purchased 210 acres between Lenox and Stockbridge, called it "Tanglewood," built a Victorian mansion on it. He also built a small red cottage which he rented to Author Nathaniel Hawthorne. There Hawthorne wrote his Tanglewood Tales for children and began his The House of the Seven Gables. Nothing very important had since happened at sedate Tanglewood until last week. From the nearby Berkshire Hunt and Country Club, where he and his wife...

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