July 31, 1892
”Why They Come to New England”
We come to New England because we find that the health of our family is much better during the rest of the year after our stay at Marion. Besides, my husband thinks the fishing here is unsurpassed and he delights in the natural beauties round-about.
The town is full of pleasant memories, past and present, and her citizens are the most charming and interesting I ever have met.
Rebecca Harding Davis
1. Famous people were asked this question for a collective essay. RHD’s response was written from Marion, Massachusetts, where she and her family summered in the 1880s and 1890s.