S: Boston 2011
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2: 12 foster street
3: Also known as Little Italy, the North End of Boston is the city's oldest residential community, where people have lived continuously since the 1630's. John F. Kennedy's grandfather and mother are among notable past residents of the North End.
6: In the early 13th century, in the village of Trapani, in the northwest corner of Sicily lived a young mute boy. He had lost the ability to speak at birth. One night, the Madonna Della Cava visited him in a dream. She said to him: "Come in and uncover me from the ground". The Madonna told the young boy where she lay buried, in the nearby town of Ronzi. The next morning, the boy awoke and tried to tell his mother about his dream. But the mother dismissed his story, thinking it to be only his imagination. The Madonna visited the boy in a second dream and instructed him again to come in and uncover her. A second time, the boy told his mother about the dream and again the mother ignored her son. Finally, a third time, the Madonna Della Cava visited the young boy in a dream. She implored him to uncover her from the earth. This time, the boy pleaded so strenuously to his mother that she was finally convinced that there might be some merit to his dreams. Hence, the mother, son and other villagers who were equally impressed with the story of the boy’s dream traveled to the town of Ronzi. There, they began to dig in one area. They did not find the Madonna, so they erected a shrine on the site of this digging in her honor. Then, they again began digging in a second spot, all to no avail. They erected still another shrine on the spot of this second excavation. On the third effort, the people found their reward. In the ground lay an enormous, beautifully shining stone with the image of the Madonna Della Cava painted on it. The villagers knelt and humbled themselves before this image of Madonna Della Cava. Suddenly, the little boy's speech was miraculously restored. This is the miracle of the Madonna Della Cava. Every year, during the second week of August, the North End celebrates the Feast of Madonna Della Cava, which coincides with the festival held in Pietraperzia, Sicily.
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11: The Bunker Hill monument stands 221 feet tall, at Breed's Hill, the sight of the first major battle of the American Revolution on June 17th, 1775. | Kings Chapel Burial Ground was founded in 1630 as the city's first burial ground. It remained Boston's only cemetery until 1660. | USS Constitution, aka Old Ironsides,is the world's oldest floating commissioned naval vessel. She was launched in 1787 and is best known for her involvement in the war of 1812.
14: Paul Revere, blacksmith and patriot, is responsible for such American icons as The Liberty Bell and the lesser known Unity Bell.
18: Hey Anne, remember this? Didn't think so...