Week 22 – #16 History

On my trip to New England and Canada, I encountered so much history, how to select a photo to depict it.  Well, I can’t so you are getting a couple from to me the town that depicts History.  As a school girl, we made trips to Boston to walk the Freedom Trail and to actually see the buildings and places about which we were reading.  And I walked part of the Freedom Trail this year with my best friends, so they could see it as well.

16 HistoryHere is the Old State House, which is Boston’s oldest public building, built in 1713 as the seat of the British colonial government.  This is where the Royal Governor and the Massachusetts Assembly debated the Stamp Acts and Writs of Assistance.  The Declaration of Independence was first read to Bostonians from the east balcony on July 18, 1776.  It served as the State House until 1798 and was also Boston’s City Hall from 1830 to 1841.  The Boston Massacre took place in front of the balcony, and the site is now marked by a cobblestone circle in the square.  Here is the grave stone to those souls, one of which was only 12 years old.

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And lest I forget – the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere  (with the Old North Church behind him).  16 History-3

 

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