Old State House

Revolutionary War Image

Circa 1713, Boston, Massachusetts

Beneath this balcony on March 5th 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd of Bostonians who were taunting them. Five men were killed in what became known as The Boston Massacre. Six years later, on July 18th, 1776, the new Declaration of Independence was first proclaimed from this same balcony and the lion and the unicorn and other symbols of British rule were removed and burned in a bonfire at Dock Square.

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The image, Boston – Freedom Trail: Old State House, is subject to copyright by wallyg. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

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