FC: Boston Trip 2009
1: Boston '09 pg 1- Fun photo pg 2- Kings Chaple Burial Ground pg 3- 54th Regiment pg 4- Old North Church pg 5- Black Heritage Trail pg 6- Declaration of Independence balcony pg 7- Paul Revere pgs 8 to 12- Fun photo
2: Monika and Charlotte on the bus!
3: The Kings Chaple Burial Ground is where three signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried. These three signers being John Handcock, Samuel Adams, and Robert Paine. Paul Revere has been buried here too. The five victims of the Boston Massacre have a memorial in this burial ground. The parents of Bejamin Franklin have also been buried here. | King's Chaple Burial Ground
4: The 54th Regiment | The 54th Regiment is one of many sites on the Black Heritage Trail. It is a memorial to the African American soldiers in the Union Army. They were lead by a man named Robert Shaw. Shaw was one of the many soldiers killed. The memorial was dedicated in 1897, and is just across the street from the State House.
5: This is the Old North Church. A very historical place, for a couple of reasons. Most importantly this is where the two lanterns were hung on the night of Paul Revere's ride. Robert Newman went into the Old North Chucrh late at night and hung two lanterns to signify Paul Revere and the other riders that the Brittish were comming by sea. The "Midnight Riders" went out and warned the towns people. This plan was great until the Brittish saw the signal and went to the Old North Church, with only few minutes to escape Robert Newman slipped out of a window and escaped into the darkness.The sculpture of George Washingtons head is said to be one of or the most realistic. | The Old North Church
6: Massachusetts was one of the first places with no slavery. The African Americans all lived on one side of town. Although there was no slavery the British would still come to Boston and shoot African Americans. As a result of this the African Americans built narrow paths to use when they need to escape. Many people wanted to go to Boston through the underground railroad. | Black Heritage Trail
7: In Boston we past by this famous balcony. This is the balcony that the Declaration of Independence was read from for the first time. it was here that the people of Boston gathered to listen to the document that declared America as their own Country. This is also the site in which the Boston Massacre took place in front of. | Declaration of Independence Balcony
8: Paul Revere | Paul Revere is famous for his midnight ride through Boston. One night two lanterns were hung in The Old North Church. Once he saw this sign Revere rode a horse and warned the towns folk. Although many people rode that night Revere is the one who got credit. Most people believe Paul Revere to be tall and strong, but he was actually short and plump.
9: Monika, Hannah, Lexi, Fiona, and I outside The Quincy Market.
10: Jess, Honor, Emily, and Monika outside of Fenway Park.
11: Rachel at the hotel!
12: Monika, Rachel and Avery outside of Fenway!
13: Girls from our grade!