Laban Lake, Minuteman

August 27, 2008

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If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him – it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known – the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

LABAN LAKE (1751-1832), of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, was one of those “valiant young people” we now refer to as a patriot of the American Revolution. He served as a private during the war under Captain BLISS and Colonel WALKER. His grave-site at Newman Cemetery in East Providence, Rhode Island describes him as “A Concord Minute Man.” His wife, PATIENCE GOFF (1754-1835) is interred with him.

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Elbridge Gerry

March 21, 2007

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Elbridge GERRY (1744-1814) of Massachusetts is the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who is buried in Washington, DC. He also had signed the Articles of Confederation. He served as governor of Massachusetts and as the fifth Vice President of the United States, under James MADISON.

He is most interestingly know for being the namesake of the word and political act of “gerrymandering”.

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Battle at North Bridge

July 15, 2006

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Concord Bridge, Concord, Massachusetts, April 19, 1775

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,

Here once the embattled farmers stood,

And fired the shot heard round the world.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Concord Hymn”, 1838

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Birthplace of John Adams

July 6, 2006

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“People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity.” ~~John Adams’ description of “The American Experience”

If the birth of the baby that was born here in 1735, had not occurred, there very well may not have been a United States of America. Without Washington, Jefferson and John Adams, the American Revolution could not have succeeded!

John Adams was born in this house, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735. Educated as lawyer at Harvard, he allied himself as a young man with the patriot cause. He became a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, leading the movement for America’s independence from Britain. While the war was raging, he was serving in France and Holland in diplomatic roles. At war’s end, he helped negotiate the peace treaty. After returning from his three years service as minister to the Court of St. James’s, he was elected Vice President under George Washington.

The birthplace of John and Abigail’s son, John Qunicy Adams, is just 75 feet away, according to the photographer.

The image, 5-28-06 Birthplace of John Adams, was originally uploaded by vilythrova. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr.


Patriot Soldier

July 5, 2006

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This statue by Theo A. Ruggles-Kitson was erected by the Town of Framingham and the Framingham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to honor the memory of the Revolutionary soldiers of Framingham, Massachusetts.

The image, Patriot I, was originally uploaded by eschneider. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr.


Fort Hill Tower

June 30, 2006

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American Revolutionary War Memorial, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts

During the Revolutionary War, Fort Hill was known for the Roxbury High Fort that stood there. The colonial army fought a significant battle there which ended in a rare victory for them. The colonial army was on Fort Hill and the British were stationed across a small valley on Mission Hill in Jamaica Plain. In commemoration of this mostly forgotten event, there was built during the mid 1800s, a mysterious-looking memorial, a brick water storage tower with a roof that looked like a witch’s hat. Around this tower was a small park, and around that were rows of houses and small apartment buildings, facing the tower from several adjoining streets. Fort Hill Tower


The image, Fort Hill Tower, was originally uploaded by Kingdafy. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites posted at “The Revolution Flickred”.


Revolutionary Taverns

December 21, 2005

Yay old stuff!, originally uploaded by die Zeitung.

The Salutation Tavern and The Green Dragon Tavern were meeting places of the Sons of Liberty and other patriots. The Boston Tea Party was planned in the Salutation Tavern. Daniel Webster referred to The Green Dragon as the “Headquarters of the Revolution”. Little wonder it is that the British government tried to close down the taverns in Virginia, as they were hot beds of revolution.


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