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Frederick Law Olmsted, 1893
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1893

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Frederick Law Olmsted Was Born
April 26, 1822

Have you ever been to New York City's Central Park? Born on April 26, 1822, Frederick Law Olmsted became 19th-century America's number one landscape architect. As a boy in Hartford, Connecticut, he had admired natural beauty. Bad eyesight forced him to abandon his plans to attend university, so he studied engineering and farming instead. Eventually he ended up in charge of creating Central Park in the 1850s.
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