Famous New England gravesites
Maria von Trapp(b. 1905, d. 1987)
Claim to fame: Inspiration for The Sound of Music.
Buried: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vt.
Upon arriving in the United States, the von Trapps were probably happy to discover that the hills were still alive, in the Vermont town of Stowe, where they made their American home. Maria and her family's escape from Nazi Germany remains one of film's most endearing stories to this day. Today, the farm they called their home, atop a hill overlooking the mountains of northern Vermont, is home to the Trapp Family Lodge, a luxurious hotel serving Stowe and the Mad River Valley.