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America’s Castles on the Cliffs: Newport’s Gilded Glories

Forty steps carved in granite lead down from the winding path of Newport’s Cliff Walk to the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Above, past wildflowers and thick brush is a pathway through a formal hedge that seems perfect for a child’s entrance to a secret garden. Beyond, rising high on a formal lawn is one of the towering “Gilded Age” mansions. The windows are empty now, but the whisper of festive frivolity can still be heard in the wind. ...

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