America - the Hymn

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In 1832 Samuel Francis Smith wrote the words to America ("My Country Tis of Thee") in the house at 147 Main Street - now known as the "America House."

Samuel Francis Smith came to Andover in 1829 to attend Andover Theological Seminary.

From Men of Andover by Claude Moore Fuess, page 45 - page 51(Andover Room R920 Fue)

--Eleanor 16:55, February 13, 2006 (EST)

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