S: Boston '09
FC: Boston '09 By Monika Gabriele
1: Boston '09 By: Monika Gabriele Table of contents Pages 2-11 Historical photos Pages 12-17 Friend photos
2: Fenway Park is the 3rd smallest baseball park in America. It was built in 1912. The "Green Monster", a famous part of the stadium, stands at 37 feet. It was originally covered in advertisements which then formed the famous landmark in sports. Back in 1912, there were only 35,000 seats. That number has now reached 39,928 seats. The field crew takes care of the grass year round to keep the park in tip-top shape.
3: The Boston Common is approximately 50 acres and is the oldest park in the country. You can go there to feed the birds, walk your dog, or just relax. It is the start of the Freedom Trail and is famous for many things. First of all, many well known people have delivered speeches here including Marlin Luther King Jr. and Pope John Paul II. Also, until the year 1817, public hangings took place there. Lastly, until the year 1830, Boston's cattle grazed there.
4: The tea kettle above was originally placed in front of the Oriental Tea Company in 1873. It is in Scollay Square, Boston Massachusetts. In 1875, a contest took place to figure out the maximum liquid capacity of the pot. The people of Boston poured bucket after bucket of water into the pot to figure of that the number of gallons it could hold was 277. Nowadays, people stop by it when they're in Boston due to the huge contest.
5: The Boston Marathon has been going on for over 110 years. It goes for 26 miles and tours around Boston. The first woman to win the Boston Marathon "came in first place". She crossed the finish line without a drop of sweat on her and felt completely fine. It turns out she had taken the subway to the end. She was then stripped of her title.
7: Built in 1773, the Old North Church is the oldest standing church in Boston. It is famous for being the home of two bright lanterns that essentially started the American Revolution. On April 18, 1775 Robert Newman lit two lanterns to signal that the British were coming by sea. The famous quote "One if by land, two if by sea," comes from the what he was told to light. Inside of the Church, there are box pews that were used in the 1700's to conserve heat between families. The families would have to purchase the pews and then would decorate them to their liking.
9: The Freedom Trail is a red line made up of bricks that leads one through 16 historical spots throughout Boston. It begins at Boston Common then passes through Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, Kings Chapel, Kings Chapel Burying Ground, the Ben Franklin Statue, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Boston Massacre site, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, USS Constitution, and the Bunker Hill Monument. It 2.5 miles long. In 1958, it was created to link important local landmarks with a walking trail. It was thought up by William Schofield, a local journalist. People come from all over the country to learn about a huge part of their nations history.
10: The African Meeting House is where African Americans would come together to learn, to talk, and to go to church. It was built during the 1800's. It was the first African Baptist Church north of the Mason Dixon Line. In 1898, it was sold. The people of the meeting house moved to the south end of Boston. Later, after being used by the Jewish congregation Anshi libavitz, it was acquired by the Museum of African American History in 1972.
11: This is a photo of an alley way that slaves escaped through. It is hidden between buildings and is very narrow and long. The slaves would run through this pathway to stay hidden from the slave hunters. It could lead them to their next safe house. You can't help but trip on the crooked, uneven sidewalk.
12: Hannah, Lexi, Katie, Fiona, and Monika at Quincy Market
13: Charlotte and Monika on the bus
14: Jessy, Honor, Emily, and Monika outside of Fenway Park.
15: Avery , wearing her Ray-Bans, and Monika outside Fenway Park
16: Honor, Sally, and Charlotte posing in front of a statue.
17: Charlotte and Monika being serious.