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Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Shot heard Round the World

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
 The "Shot heard 'round the world" is a phrase that has come to represent several historical incidents. The line is originally from the opening stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn" (1837), and referred to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. This 1775 proverbial first shot was fired during an armed stand-off between British forces and local militia in Lexington, escalating into engagements at the Old North Bridge in the battles of Lexington and Concord.
There is so much early American History that took place here in Massachusetts. It was great to visit some of these historical places the other day, as I am very interested in Early American History. Here's the Old North Bridge in Concord MA, the site of the beginning of the Revolutionary War:
The Paul Revere Statue awaits you as you cross over the Concord River to the other side of the bridge:


Here is one of the "Patriots" walking toward the bridge:

So much history here. A wonderful place to visit and connect with America's past.


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