• Mist rises over fields on Martin Van Buren's farm Lindenwald as the Catkill Mountains loom in the distance.

    Martin Van Buren

    National Historic Site New York

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That widower Martin Van Buren proposed marriage to the daughter of his former law mentor shortly after he took up residence at Lindenwald, but that Margaret Sylvester turned him down!