FC: Boston | By: Christian Kennedy
1: This year, we went to Boston on a class trip. While in Boston we went to many historical places. One of there was Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox. We took a tour of the stadium, going almost everywhere in it. We went to the reporters booth, in some very old seats, and even on top of the Green Monster. The picture on the right is of the Red Seat in Fenway. This is special because it marks where Ted Williams hit the farthest home run in the park. The ball traveled 502 feet before hitting the fan in that seat. Fenway was pretty cool (not as amazing as Yankee Stadium).
2: After visiting Fenway Park, we walked around on a tour of Boston. One of the historical sights was a massive graveyard. A lot of the graves dated back to the 1700's, so it was obviously old. In it were some pretty important people buried. These people included Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Boston Massacre victims. Samuel Adams is important because he signed the Declaration of Independence. John Hancock also signed the Declaration of Independence. The Boston Massacre wasn't really a massacre. The Boston Massacre victims were killed by gun fire when the British accidentally fired because some workers were throwing snowballs at them. Coincidentally, while in the graveyard we saw a dead squirrel (what are the chances?).
3: As we walked around, we saw the Old North Church. The Old North Church is where the famed Paul Revere and his men hung the lanterns. They did this so they could warn the citizens that the British were coming, one if by land and two if by sea. It is thought that only Paul Revere rode around yelling "The British are coming!" This false belief come from the poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," and its wrong because many men rode with Paul Revere.
4: When we went inside the Old North Church, they it looked like it was somewhat old. There were pews that people would buy for a year to use when in church. They could decorate them and fill them with their own things. There was also a window paved in with stones. That was the window where Robert Newman, the man who held up two lanterns to tell everyone that the British were coming by sea, had escaped once the British realized that someone was in the church tower.
5: This large, brick building in Boston is the Town Hall. Every 4th of July, someone goes out on that balcony and reads the Declaration of Independence. There is always a huge crowd in the streets below. Like many of the buildings in Boston, the Town Hall is very old. This was one of my favorite buildings in Boston.