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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

CONNECTIONS: Elm Court and Wharton’s ‘The House of Mirth’

Amy Bend and her dire economic and social circumstances were the model for Edith Wharton’s Lily Bart in "The House of Mirth," published in 1905.

CONNECTIONS: Beauty and the beast

They say changing your story is an indication of guilt. Mr. Beach attracted the attention of investigators by changing his story no fewer than three times.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire Robber Barons, Part III: The Vanderbilts

"I was the first woman of any prominence to sue for divorce for adultery ... Men, if they were rich enough, felt they could do anything they liked without consequence. The women bore it to maintain their social positions, but that was not enough for me." --- Alva Smith Vanderbilt
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