The Freedom Trail - Historic Marker - Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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N 42° 22.547 W 071° 03.668
19T E 330306 N 4693557
Quick Description: This Freedom Trail Marker is at the "end" of the Freedom Trail, at Breed's Hill the site of of te Battle of Bunker Hill, & Monument. Located in Charleston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2018 8:13:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMY4T7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander
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Long Description:
The Freedom Trail Marker is number 16, at the "end" of the Freedom Trail.

The background of the marker contains a map of Boston highlighting the Freedom Trail and indicating the historic sites along the route, including: Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel & Burying Ground, First Public School Site, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, U.S.S. Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument.

Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile, red-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story.

The Freedom Trail
The Revolution Begins Here:

"Over two hundred years ago, colonial Bostonians led New England and America on the road to freedom and independence. Today, Boston’s Freedom Trail is a 3-mile walking path connecting sixteen historic sites from Boston Common to Bunker Hill, that tells the story of Boston’s colorful and rebellious past. The Freedom Trail shows how the American Revolution was born, and how our nation was created and defended by ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances."

From the National Park Website:
"On June 17, 1775, New England soldiers faced the British army for the first time in a pitched battle. Popularly known as "The Battle of Bunker Hill,"

bloody fighting took place throughout a hilly landscape of fenced pastures that were situated across the Charles River from Boston. Though the British forces claimed the field, the casualties inflicted by the Provincial solders from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire were staggering. Of the some 2,400 British Soldiers and Marines engaged, some 1,000 were wounded or killed.

Fifty years after the battle, the Marquis De Lafayette set the cornerstone of what would become a lasting monument and tribute to the memory of the Battle of Bunker Hill. The project was ambitious: construct a 221-foot tall obelisk built entirely from quarried granite. It took over seventeen years to complete, but it still stands to this day atop a prominence of the battlefield now known as Breed's Hill. Marking the site where Provincial forces constructed an earthen fort, or "Redoubt," prior to the battle, this site remains the focal point of the battle's memory."
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Agency Responsible for Placement: Other (Place below)

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): The Freedom Trail Foundation

Year Placed: 2007

County: Suffolk

City/Town Name: Charlestown - Boston

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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