S: Boston 2009
BC: Boston 2009
FC: Boston 2009 | By Avery Bachman
1: Boston 2009 The Duck Tour...2 The Freedom Trail...3 Fenway Park...4-5 The Old North Church...6 Paul Revers House...7 The King's Chapel Burying Ground..8 Personal Photos...9-13
2: In Boston, our grade went on the famous Duck Tour. The Duck Boats drove on roads and went into the water. They were originally used in World War II. On land, we went past many famous landmarks such as Quincy Market and some places on the Freedom Trail. Once we were in the Charles River, the river that the Duck Boats went in, we passed the back of The Boston Museum of Science, where we went later that day, a jail, and we went under this really old and architecturally neat bridge. Also many people got to drive The Duck Boats through the Charles River. The Duck Tour was a really fun activity in Boston, and I will never forget being able to drive the Duck Boat in the water. | The Duck Tour
3: One of the other cool things we did in Boston was The Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is about 2.5 miles long of a red brick line that leads you to about 16 historic sites. "There is no other place in the United States where you can take in the rich history of Americas Revolution the events that led up to the historic break from Britain and the brave people who shaped our national government." www.thefreedomtrail.org. The Freedom Trail has a wide variety of historic museums, churches, including The Old North Church, graveyards or burying grounds, meeting houses, and parks. To the top left hand corner of this page, you can see a small ally. This is one of the many allies in Boston where free slaves would sprint through. Even though many blacks were free slaves, many of the British and slave hunters still wanted them to be captured and brought back to slavery. So when the freed African American slaves knew someone was coming for them they would run as fast as they could down these allies and hide for their lives. Even though walking on The Freedom Trail was tiring and long, I still enjoyed learning about Bostons history. | The Freedom Trail
5: Fenway Park | This is the famous Fenway baseball park. Fenway Park has been open since April 20, 1912. One of the things I found most interesting about Fenway Park was that some of the original seats from 1912 are still there. On average, Fenway Park has about 37,200 people per game. If you are sitting in one of the reporter seats up top on Fenway park, all the way in the back, you can see this one small red chair surrounded by hundreds of other green chairs. This red chair holds the memory for when Ted Williams, a Boston Red Sox player, hit the longest home run on June, 9 1946 landing on the seat that is now painted red. Ted Williams hit the ball 502 feet into the air and made history. Going to Fenway Park was really fun for me because I always liked seeing the field, the Green Monster and the huge advertisements on television, but to actually be there was amazing.
6: "One if by land, two if by sea". On April 18, 1775, Robert Newman hung two lanterns from the top of The Old North Church. This was the signal to Paul Revere that the British were traveling to Lexington by sea. So Paul Revere and his horse galloped from Boston to Lexington to tell John Hancock and Sam Adams the news. The Battle of Lexington and Concord soon followed. Another thing I found interesting about the Old North Church was that after Robert Newman hung the two lanterns, the British noticed so they came to see what was happening at the church. When Robert Newman heard the British coming, he jumped out one of the nearest windows, and the broken window was just found recently. In the middle picture up above, you see two rows of pews. These pews, or small rooms, were very useful when the cold winter came to Boston because each family would have their own pew and because of all of the body heat and the small heaters, it keeps the families nice and warm. | The Old North Church
7: Paul Revere and his house | Paul Reveres important job in the American Revolution was his forever famous midnight ride. This was when he was signaled by Robert Newman from the Old North Church that the British were traveling to Lexington by sea and he had to warn John Hancock and Sam Adams. Paul Reveres midnight ride is very famous today, however, he was not the only man to help our country. Down below, you see a picture of Paul Reveres house. Although we did not go inside of it, we will always remember Paul Revere, his house, and the midnight ride.
8: The King's Chapel Burring Ground | This Graveyard is called the Kings Chapel Burying Ground and it is part of The Freedom Trail. At the Kings Chapel Burying Ground, many famous people are buried here, however, for most people, they are just right on top of each other without a grave. Some of the famous people buried here are Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin's parents, and Mother Goose. One thing that I found interesting about this Graveyard was that a few years ago, someone accidentally fell into one of the tombs! Lastly, for many of the old graves in Boston, over their name on the headstone is a picture of a skull with wings. This was the sign for a puritan to put on their grave. I have been to that graveyard many times before, but I don't think I will ever forget seeing the dead squirrel.
9: Monika Gabriele, Charlotte Robinson, Sally Rose Zuckert, and Lexi Kelly smile for a camera while waiting outside of Fenway Park.
10: Monika Gabriele and Charolette Robinson pose in Avery Bachman's colorful sunglasses.
11: The girls in our grade pose in front of a donkey on the Freedom Trail.
12: Monika Gabriele smiles while walking on the Freedom Trail.
13: Katie DeSantis and Avery Bachman on the bus on the way to BlueMan Group.