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Boston's legendary clipper ship trade centered around Lewis Wharf. Ships bound for faraway ports sailed from here in the 1840s and '50s: · to buy tea in China and sell it in Europe. · to California where most of the '49ers'…
Robert Newman Sexton of this church who hung the lanterns in the Belfry April 18, 1775 to warn the Patriots of the British march on Concord is honored here by this tablet erected by Daughters of the American Revolution 1924 Eternal…
Merchant Vestryman and Compatriot of Paul Revere on April 18, 1775 called Robert Newman from his house on Salem St. to Christ church and lest the British disturb him, locked the church doors from outside while the lanterns were being displ…
Road projects in two centuries endangered the "communitie's meeting place." Despite the Training Field's historical importance, road projects in the 19th and 20th centuries threatened to destroy what was once called the "communit…
Near this site was the first house in Boston of John Winthrop Born 1588 - Died 1649 Governor of Massachusetts for twelve years First elected October 20, 1629 Brought the charter from England June 12, 1630
For more than 30 years the tallest building on the Boston skyline, the Custom House is a tangible reminder of the importance of the sea in the city's economy and history. Here duties were collected and maritime business conducted as Boston clipp…
For my little son Edgar, who should ever love Boston, the place of his birth, and where his mother found her best and most sympathetic friends.     The inscription on a watercolor of Boston Harbor painted by Eliza Poe Although Eliza Poe hoped…
Training fields were a familiar sight in early New England in an era of constant alert. American colonist formed militias for protection and trained in open fields also known as commons. Charlestown Training Field dates from the 1640s after the…
Charlestown Veterans Memorial Park Dedicated in honor of the men and women from Charlestown who served in the Armed Forces during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.
This Memorial is a tribute to the Firefighters of Massachusetts who have lost their lives and to the heroism of all firefighters who answer the call to serve.
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