In 1774 and the Spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of resolutions as far away as New York and Philadelphia. On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren and instructed to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. After being rowed…
The Freedom Trail in Boston is a 2.5 mile, brick-lined route that leads to 16 historically significant sites: Boston Common, MA State House, Park St. Church, The Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel & Burying Ground, Benjamin Franklin Statue, Old Corner Book Store, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Site of Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Bunker Hill Monument and USS Constitution.
St Eligius of France: O Christ, let me confess Your Name with my last breath. In Your great mercy receive me and do not disappoint me in my hope. Open the gates of life for me, and let the prince of darkness have no power over me. Protect me by Your kindness, shield me with Your might, and lead me by Your right hand to the place of refreshment, the tabernacle You have prepared for Your servants and for those who revere You. Amen -- Saint Eligius of France
Army Sgt. Nelson D. Rodriguez Ramirez Died June 21, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 22, of Revere, Mass.; assigned to 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), New York Army National Guard, Geneva, N.Y.; died June 21 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.
At that time many poor New Yorkers lived in tenements. They were overcrowded, poorly ventilated and rooms often lacked windows. In 1892 a notorious slum called Five Points was demolished and replaced by Columbus Park. Seward Park was created in 1901 Photo: Five Points tenement