Old State House

June 25, 2007

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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18th of April in ’75

April 18, 2007

On the 18th of April in ‘75

On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive, Who remembers that famous day and year…. ~~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Slide Show of the Events of 1775  from “The Revolution Flickred.”

The 18th of April 1775 saw the Battle of Lexington and Concord of the American Revolutionary War. British General Thomas Gage attempted to confiscate the firearms of the American colonists. The British were driven back to Boston, Massachusetts, thus beginning the American Revolutionary War.


South Boston Soldier

August 28, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

General George Washington took advantage of the location of Dorchester Heights during the seige of Boston and was able to eventually drive out the British. This beautifully manifested image is from a re-enactment in South Boston in March of 2005, where an original cannon from that campaign was displayed.

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Castle William Circa 1634

July 24, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

FORT INDEPENDENCE, Boston Harbor began as a well fortified bastion named Castle William. Located on Castle Island since the early years of the Massachusetts colony, the fortification was rebuilt in 1644, and burned in 1673. A new fort of stone was then erected, which, preceding the American Revolution, provided shelter for the British. After the Revolution, the name was changed to Fort Adams. It was President Adams in 1799, who renamed the works as Fort Independence.

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Capturing the Essence

July 16, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

Boston, Massachusetts remembered “The Great Leader”, George Washington by erecting this memorial in 1869. Today George Washington, in uniform on horseback, welcomes comers to Boston’s Public Garden. The statue was created by Thomas Ball, and at that time was the first to portray the “Father of His Country” astride a horse.

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Paul Revere

January 13, 2006

Patriot, Master Craftsman, Good Citizen
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North End, Boston, Massachusetts


Samuel Adams’ Grave

December 9, 2005
gravestone

Samuel Adam’s

At the Old Granary Burial Ground in Boston, this is the grave of Samuel Adams (1722-1803). A cousin of U.S. President John Adams, Sam Adams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence (as was his cousin) and also served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1793-97.

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