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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2005 with 32 to follow.
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MUMMYS (AND DADDYS) A Peruvian archeological team says it's uncovered more than 2,200 mummies from a 500-year-old Inca community in one of the most significant burial finds from that period.
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Feature: Louisa May Alcott home 'bugged'

CONCORD, Mass., April 17 (UPI) -- One wonders what American literary classical author and ardent 19th century social reformer Louisa May Alcott might have written had she known her home was bugg
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Norman Rockwell art ends national tour

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The first comprehensive exhibition in 30 years of the work of Norman Rockwell, arguably America's most popular artist, is ending a 2-year national tour at the G
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2001 with 32 to follow.
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Actress Sutton Foster the lead in the Broadway musical "Little Women" which is based on Louisa May Alcott novel takes her January 23, 2005 opening night curtain call bow in the production. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.

Alcott was the daughter of noted transcendentalist and educator Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott. She shared a birthday with her father on November 29, 1832. In a letter to his brother-in-law, Samuel Joseph May, a noted abolitionist, her father wrote: "It is with great pleasure that I announce to you the birth of my second daughter...born about half-past 12 this morning, on my birthday." Though of New England heritage, she was born in Germantown, which is currently part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the second of four daughters: Anna Bronson Alcott was the eldest; Elizabeth Sewall Alcott and Abigail May Alcott were the two youngest. The family moved to Boston in 1834, After the family moved to Massachusetts, Alcott's father established an experimental school and joined the Transcendental Club with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

In 1840, after several setbacks with the school, the Alcott family moved to a cottage on 2 acres (8,100 m2) of land, situated along the Sudbury River in Concord, Massachusetts. The Alcott family moved to the Utopian Fruitlands community for a brief interval in 1843-1844 and then, after its collapse, to rented rooms and finally to a house in Concord purchased with her mother's inheritance and financial help from Emerson. They moved into the home they named "Hillside" on April 1, 1845.

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