One of the great things about living here is the history. Of course, this is birthplace of our country where the Revolutionary War began, and there are lots of things to see here. When we lived in Virginia, it seemed that most attractions were about the Civil War - here things are a bit older. The picture above is the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA. This is where the shot heard 'round the world was fired. This picture was taken from the Brittish side of the bridge. The Colonials were across the river when the fighting began - in the extreme right hand side of the picture you can just see the statue of the Minuteman (better shot below) with his plowshare beaten into a rifle. It is an awesome place to visit.
The bridge is only a few miles away from where I work, so I've visited it a few times. Once I took some time off and rode my bicycle to the site. I got to ride all the way through the national park known as the Minuteman National Historical Park. The park winds for miles and there are markers along the path that describe the events of April 19, 1775. It is a place worth visiting and spending day. Having a bicycle was a terriffic advantage.
|On the Grave of British Soldiers:
They came three thousand miles and died,
to keep the past upon its throne:
Unheard, beyond the ocean tide,
their English Mother made her moan.
|By Ralph Waldo Emerson:
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.
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