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New management and new requirements as of July 6, 2011

Locations crucial to fictional literary works are interesting when the real world meets the imaginary world.
Expanded Description:
Three types of waymarks have been accepted, and will continue to be accepted, within this category under the new leadership group.

1. Sites and locales specifically mentioned, described, and identified in a work of fiction.

These sites can be:

a. Real sites used to set a scene within the novel - such as the Chicago Stockyards in Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” WM1V9V; or

b. Completely fictional locations made to fit into the real world - such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic 221b Baker Street in London WM457W.

Not acceptable locations would be sites of generic description (e.g. “Australian Outback”, the “South Seas”) and those which physically cannot exist such as Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe living in the 900 block of West 35th Street in New York City since that location would be the Hudson River.

2. Appropriately themed and located recreated sites similar to those mentioned in the story - such as Tom Sawyer's Fence in Hannibal, Missouri WM5854 or the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, Georgia WM6BC4. For contrast, the sites and scenes at the Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando, Florida would not be accepted in this category.

3. Homes and studios where fiction writers lived and worked - such as the James Fennimore Cooper House in Burlington, New Jersey WM67QE. Not acceptable locations would be sites where authors were known to frequent such as taverns, pubs, cafés and hotels unless the site is specifically mentioned within the author’s fictional work (see item 1.a.). Sites noted for providing inspiration to the author's work must be documented on site such as the monument to Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland (WMC4RX).

Prior to submitting to this category, please make sure your waymark is an appropriate Literary Site or, perhaps, it may be better suited for a category such as:
· Famous Fictional Figures
· Epic Beings and Creatures
· Movie Locations
· James Bond - 007 (movie locations, only)
· There's a Book About It (the non-fiction version of this category)
Instructions for Posting a Literary Sites Waymark:
(1) The Literary Site must be visible or accessible to the general public and available at least seasonally.
(2) The coordinates must be for the main entrance. Please identify where your coordinates are if otherwise.
(3) Identify where the Literary Site is located if part of another attraction or destination.
(4) List title and author of the book.
(5) Identify how the site relates to the book or story. A quote from the book to set the scene would be appreciated.
(6) An original photo of the Literary Site must accompany the listing.
(7) Please include original photos of any interpretive signs and transcribe their text if it is not clearly legible from the photo. If the text is not written in English, translating the text into English is desirable but not necessary.

NOTE: Extraneous elements, such as counters, banners, widgets or other personal embellishments and hyperlinks that do not enhance the waymark directly, will be NOT accepted and will result in the waymark being declined.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Post a photo of yourself at/with the waymark and describe your experience. List any changes to the waymark since the original posting.
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En historie om spaniernes march op gennem Jylland...A story about the Spaniards march in Jutland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 3/24/2020

last visited: 6/18/2019

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Literary SitesMr Sapsea's House - Eastgate, Rochester, Kent, UK

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Mr Sapsea is a character in the Charles Dickens book "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". The building, upon on which Charles Dickens created Mr Sapsea's House is located on the south west side of Eastgate in the town of Rochester.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/22/2020

last visited: never

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Literary SitesL'Orpheline de Manhattan - New York - NY

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A novel that describes Dakota Building as the home of the Orphan

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: New York

date approved: 1/11/2020

last visited: 6/13/2019

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Literary SitesFountain of Innocents/Fontaine des Innocents - Paris, France

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Originally a huge cemetery, the bones were moved to the catacombs and this area renovated for housing, businesses and a open-air market. Featured in Laurie R. Kings' book, "The Bones of Paris".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 12/9/2019

last visited: 11/9/2016

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Literary SitesSamuel B. Mumford House - Providence, Rhode Island

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The Samuel B. Mumford House, currently at 65 Prospect Street in Providence, Rhode Island, was the residence of H.P. Lovecraft's protagonist in his horror short story "The Haunter of the Dark" (1936). It was also the author's actual and final home.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 10/14/2019

last visited: never

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Literary SitesBirchtown, NS, Canada

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In the tiny community of Birchtown, less than 9 kilometres west of Shelburne, is the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre. In the cemetery near the centre is a CNHE plaque commemorating the Black Loyalist Landing in Birchtown in 1783.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/12/2019

last visited: never

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Literary SitesSanta Maria della Vittoria - Roma, Italy

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In Angels and Demons the protagonist follows a track (the statue the Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Bernini) that brings him to the church Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 7/30/2019

last visited: never

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The Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, NYC is the site of the final scene in the Pulitzer Prize winning play and Home Box Office miniseries (2003) directed by Mike Nichols: Angels in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 7/15/2019

last visited: 6/13/2019

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Literary SitesSilver Bush Campbell Farm House - Park Corner, Prince Edward Island

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The home was the inspiration of many of Lucy Maud Montgomery's writings including her series of "Pat" books. Most famously, it was the setting of "The Story Girl" in the Anne of Green Gables series, published in 1911.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 7/2/2019

last visited: 7/8/2019

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Literary SitesPassetto di Borgo - Vatican City State / Roma, Italy

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In Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, the antagonist uses the Passetto to transport the 4 Cardinals he abducts from the Vatican. They're all escaping from the Vatican to the fortified castle in Rome, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 5/28/2019

last visited: never

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Literary SitesHotel Del Coronado - Coronado, CA

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In Moran of the "Lady Letty": A Story of Adventure Off the California Coast by Frank Norris, the protagonist makes an appearance at a society soiree in the Hotel Del Coronado.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben

location: California

date approved: 4/26/2019

last visited: 4/28/2019

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Literary SitesRoosevelt Island - New York, NY

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Countless classics mentioned the insane asylums of the late 1800s including Charles Dickens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/14/2019

last visited: 1/14/2019

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Literary SitesLe fantôme de l'opéra - Paris - France

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Le Fantôme de l'Opéra est un roman de l'écrivain français Gaston Leroux paru en feuilletons dans le journal Le Gaulois, en 1910. The Phantom of the Opera is a novel of the French writer Gaston Leroux appeared in serials in the newspaper Le Gaulois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 1/7/2019

last visited: 1/2/2015

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Literary SitesZum Goldenen Handschuh - Hamburg, Deutschland

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Titelgebender Schauplatz zum Roman "Der goldene Handschuh" von Heinz Strunk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 12/19/2018

last visited: 2/5/2020

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Literary Sites'The Tragic Legend of Salford Hall ' - Salford Hall - Abbots Salford, Warwickshire

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The Tragic Legend of Salford Hall, 'supposedly' a tale written in the 18th century telling the story of a haunting, and two daughters with a great insight into life at this time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/21/2018

last visited: never

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Literary SitesLake Labarge, Yukon

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"That night on the marge of Lake Labarge" is an essential part of Canadian literature.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gypsie2

location: Yukon Territory, Canada

date approved: 10/25/2018

last visited: never

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Literary SitesSolstice Magic: A Calgary Stampede Adventure - Calgary, AB

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Several fictional works which centre on the Calgary Stampede have been written over the years, including children's books and adult whodunits.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 10/18/2018

last visited: never

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Literary SitesPerlycross, R.D. Blackmore - Culmstock, Devon

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Perlycross: A Tale of the Western Hills by R. D. Blackmore. It recalls the author's childhood years when his father held the post of curate at Culmstock in Devon in 1835. Perlycross, a village in the novel, represents the real village of Culmstock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/12/2018

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Convict Lover by Merilyn Simonds - Kingston, Ontario

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The quarry located in Garrigan Park was excavated by prison labourers and is featured in Simonds' book. The park is located between Mowat Avenue, Church Street and Yonge Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/3/2018

last visited: never

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Literary SitesChinagarten - Stuttgart, Germany, BW

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The small park 'Chinagarten' (Chinese Garden) in Stuttgart, Germany, Baden-Württemberg is used as a leterary site at the novel 'Mord im Chinagarten' written by Stefanie Wider-Groth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 9/28/2018

last visited: never

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Literary SitesCharles Bukowski Haus - Andernach, RP, Germany

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The birthplace of the writer Charles Bukowski is located at Aktienstraße 12 in 56626 Andernach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 8/30/2018

last visited: 8/30/2018

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Literary SitesThe Great Gatsby - Flushing Meadows Park - Queens, NY

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In The Great Gatsby, Flushing Meadows park was an ash infested wasteland between New York City and the Hamptons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/6/2018

last visited: 7/6/2018

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Literary SitesRegency House - ‘Murder and Mr Rochester’ - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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‘Murder and Mr Rochester’, a novel by Jeanette Sears which is set in Nottingham, and this is the protagonist's house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/7/2018

last visited: never

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Literary SitesLake Overholser soccer field, "The Million Dollar Kick"

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Lake Overholser soccer field, mentioned in "The Million Dollar Kick" (2001) by Dan Gutman. South of Lake Overholser, just west of the dam. North of Overholser Village trailer home park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/26/2018

last visited: 11/29/2018

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Literary SitesDa Yggenykkerne stjal rundetårn

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Børnebog om da Yggenykkerne stjal rundetårn Children's book about when the Yggenykker stole The Round Tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/22/2018

last visited: 7/14/2018

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