City of Boston Essay

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City of Boston

The City of Boston


Boston is the capital and largest city of Massachusetts. It was established in 1630 by
John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Company. No city in the United States is as blessed
as Boston when it comes to historical sites. All of the sites that I will describe to you
are a part of the Freedom Trail. Anyone interested in traveling to Boston for the first
time should check out the Freedom Trail.

One of the most important historical sites in Boston is the Paul Revere House on 19 North
Square. Being built in 1680, it is Boston's oldest house. Over the years it has been
restored, but still resembles its quaint seventeenth century appearance. Some of the
original pieces are the two doors, the foundation, three of the window frames, and the
raftering.

Another sacred site in Boston is the Bunker Hill Monument, built to honor the Battle of
Bunker Hill, on July 17, 1775. In 1842, this monument was opened to the public. The
monument consists of a 295 step spiral stone staircase which provides a fantastic view of
Boston and the Charles River. What is really unique about it is that it has no elevators
or resting spots.

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