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    Boston Common

    by Carmanah Updated Dec 29, 2006

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    Boston Common plaque

    Fondest memory: Boston Common - the famous city park in downtown Boston. Across the street from the park is a plaque. It reads:

    'In or about the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred thirty and four the then present inhabitants of the Town of Boston of whom the Hon'ble John Winthrop Esq'r Gov'nr of the Colony was chiefe did treate and agree with Mr. William Blackstone for the purchase of his Estate and rights in any Lands living within said neck of Land called Boston after which purchase the Town laid out a plan for a trayning field which ever since and now is used for that purpose and for the feeding of cattell.'

    Of course, Boston Common is a park, and is no longer used for 'trayning' or the 'feeding of cattell'!

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    Boston is my favorite city

    by ace1010 Written Nov 28, 2004
    I love it.

    Favorite thing: I visited boston in Fall, 2004. It was great fun. I love the city so much.

    Just follow the freedom trail, you will almost meet every interests. However, Bacon Hill is not on it's way, which is a must-see place.

    Fondest memory: Everything. It is just a great city.

    I love the old buildings so much.

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    Boston is my favorite city

    by ace1010 Written Nov 28, 2004
    I love it.

    Favorite thing: I visited boston in Fall, 2004. It was great fun. I love the city so much.

    Just follow the freedom trail, you will almost meet every interests. However, Bacon Hill is not on it's way, which is a must-see place.

    Fondest memory: Everything. It is just a great city.

    I love the old buildings so much.

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  • ace1010's Profile Photo

    Boston is my favorite city

    by ace1010 Written Nov 28, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I visited boston in Fall, 2004. It was great fun. I love the city so much.

    Just follow the freedom trail, you will almost meet every interests. However, Bacon Hill is not on it's way, which is a must-see place.

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    Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

    by yooperprof Written Jun 2, 2004

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    memorial day

    Favorite thing: A Civil War monument, dedicated in 1872, one of the earliest such memorials in the United States. The inscription on the base of the column was written by Charles William Eliot, President of Harvard (and grandfather of T.S.)

    To the Men of Boston who died for their country
    On land and sea in the War which kept the Unionb whole
    Destroyed Slavery and Maintained the Constitution
    The Grateful City has built this monument
    That their example may speak to coming generations

    Recently (May 2004) vandals attacked the memorial and succeeded in pushing one of the corner figures - a 1000 pound bronze - off its pedestal.

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    Boston Common and Public Garden

    by pili Written Mar 9, 2003

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    Public Garden

    Favorite thing: The Common is the oldest public park in America. Walk through the Common, heading west to the adjacent Public Garden -- a real oasis. This park is beautifully landscaped, with 24 acres of ponds, lawns, trees, flower beds and walking paths.-

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    Boston Common

    by goingsolo Updated Sep 29, 2004

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    Boston Common

    Favorite thing: The Boston Common is the area where the Freedom Trail begins. As is the case with most places in this historic city known for its "old" buildings and houses, Boston Common is the oldest public park.

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