The British are Quacking!. The British are Quacking!

Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts

With J.J. Kwashnak

 


NOT spent years living in the Boston area - cradle of the American Revolution. During his time there he was able to visit sites associated with the "18th of April in '75" - the ride of Paul Revere and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

On the road from Boston to Lexington is parkland commemorating Paul Revere's midnight ride, which is reenacted each year on Patriot's Day.  He didn't make it all the way himself - he was captured by the British along the road. NOT visited where he was captured.

Where Paul Rever was stopped

In Concord, the battle road continues to the Old North Bridge, where the British were turned back by hastily gathered Minutemen.

Road to the North Bridge

Old North Bridge

Guarding over the bridge is Daniel Chester French's statue Minute Man.

Minute Man

Minute Man 2

 

This echoes the other famous Minuteman statue on Lexington Green by Henry Kitson.

Lexington Minuteman

The Green remains a center point of the town, celebrating its role in the start of America's War of Independence. While called the Battle of Lexington it really could be better characterized as a skirmish. But it featured the first shots fired of the war, including the famous "Shot Heard Round The World."

Lexington Green Plaque

Revolutionary War Monument

 

 



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Photos courtesy of J.J. Kwashnak
Last Updated 2014