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  • Ft. Warren from the Air
    Ft. Warren from the Air
    by ElaineCatherine
  • The first telephone (eh, in relief)
    The first telephone (eh, in relief)
    by dinhyen
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    LEXINGTON and CONCORD

    by KarenandCory Updated Aug 6, 2005

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    Lexington and Concord are steeped in history. Located west of Boston, they were where the first Revolutionary War battles were faught.
    Things to see in Lexington include; Lexington Battle Green, Minuteman Statue, Revolutionary Monument
    The Old Burying Ground and Historical Houses.
    Things to see in Concord include; North Bridge,
    Alcot family home (Little Women), Sleepy Hollow Cemetary, Walden Pond, The Concord Museum

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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  • Fort Warren

    by ElaineCatherine Written Dec 22, 2004

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    Take a ferry from Rowes Wharf out to the harbor islands. There are many many islands out there, some of them developed; one even has a former tb sanitarium on it. And there is a sewage processing plant on Deer Island, which is very interesting to look at. Then there is George's Island, where a Civil War fort still stands, largely intact. It is a great place to take the family for a picnic for the day. Plenty of place for kids to run around and explore. History to intrigue the adults... aaaaannnnnddd a ghost in residence to thrill everyone! - It is said that the wife of a Southern General still haunts the hallways. They call her "The Black Lady" because she wears always black in honor of her husband's death.

    Bring a sweater, it can be windy and chilly even in the summer, something to eat, and a flashlight to explore the darker areas of the fort.

    Ft. Warren from the Air

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    Birthplace of the telephone

    by dinhyen Written Sep 19, 2002

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    It's not out of the way, but few people know about it. Tucked in front of the JFK Federal Building at Government Center and a few steps away from Tremont Street is a plaque commemorating the birthplace of the telephone. Here's the text of the inscription:

    "Here, on June 2, 1875, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson first transmitted sound over wires.

    The successful experiment was completed in a fifth floor garret at what was then 109 Court Street and marked the beginning of world-wide telephone service."

    Hah, and you didn't think you were gonna learn something on this trip :)

    The first telephone (eh, in relief)

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