Tuesday Photo Challenge: History – Freedom Trail, Boston, MA

“I thought about what might be meaningful about this week to a number of readers and as it was Canada Day this past Saturday (Happy 150th birthday!) and it is Independence Day in the United States today, I thought why not go for History as a theme?” – Frank

We went to Boston, Massachusetts in 2004. It was a very cold year on the East Coast. We stayed in a hotel overlooking a frozen river. We followed the Red Brick Road to see the Wizard! No, not really! We followed the Red Brick Freedom Trail to see some historic sites. Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile long (4.0 km) path through downtown, Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States.

We drove around to visit other parts of the city also.

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USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America. She is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.

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USS Cassin Young (DD-793) was a Fletcher-class destroyer of the U.S. Navy named for Captain Cassin Young (1894–1942), who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who was killed in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in the fall of 1942.

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The Mayflower arrived in Plymouth Harbor in 1620, but on November 11, 1620, the Pilgrims made the first stop and came ashore on land that is now in Provincetown on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Many towns have signs denoted the year of establishment. Some houses, along with the house numbers, the years built are also listed.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: History – Freedom Trail in Boston, MA, USA

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