Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History
by Andrew Carroll
"Here is where it all began: the Exchange Place PATH station in Jersey City, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan."
What happened there? One night in 1863 (or 1864), Robert Todd Lincoln fell between the loading platform and a train. He was rescued by Edwin Booth. And there is no historical marker to note this amazing historic event. Just as there is no historical marker to mark any of the events in this book.