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Elisha Kent Kane Gets a Graveside Marker

Elisha Kent Kane Gets a Graveside Marker

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A famous Arctic explorer from these parts is remembered at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, with a historical marker on a steep slope off Kelly Drive on the perimeter of the cemetery.

Born in Philadelphia in 1820, Elisha Kent Kane graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, then served as a surgeon in the Navy. By 1850, he was tasked with joining the search for the lost British explorer Sir John Franklin, who had been missing since 1845…. ( READ MORE )