Some pics of North Bridge in Concord, Mass

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    Oct 01, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    Shots taken yesterday (Wed, Sept 29) of the site of the "Shot heard round the world" in 1775. The original bridge where British Regulars and Colonials clashed is long gone, this modern replica now in its place, based on period depictions of the original.

    Me in front of the 1875 Minuteman Statue on the "Rebel" side of the bridge --

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    My partner on the recreated historic North Bridge. the Minuteman statue to his left as a kayaker glides beneath him --

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    My partner on a scenic overlook of the battlefield, reading historical descriptions, the bridge and Minuteman statue beneath him in the distance --

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    View of the Concord River from the recreated North Bridge --

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    Oct 01, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    I have yet to really explore the Civil War are of the East Coast. I am a history buff so I would love it! Nice pics
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    Oct 01, 2010 6:38 AM GMT
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    Awww you look so cute and unassuming. I don't ever want to be mean to you on RJ again.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 01, 2010 9:26 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidAwww you look so cute and unassuming. I don't ever want to be mean to you on RJ again.icon_biggrin.gif

    Looks can be deceiving -- that cane is deadly. And there's a joke in that pic.
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    Oct 01, 2010 9:46 AM GMT
    rioriz saidI have yet to really explore the Civil War are of the East Coast. I am a history buff so I would love it! Nice pics


    psst... wrong war icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 01, 2010 9:48 AM GMT
    On the 4th of July, I watched a documentary on the Revolutionary War from the perspective of the British... it was quite interesting.

    It seems that we may have been taught inaccurate things about our infalliable founding fathers.
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    Oct 01, 2010 10:15 AM GMT
    conscienti1984 saidOn the 4th of July, I watched a documentary on the Revolutionary War from the perspective of the British... it was quite interesting.

    It seems that we may have been taught inaccurate things about our infalliable founding fathers.

    What things? Having taught US history I'm aware there was a lot of propaganda going on, so I find it ironic that our modern Teabaggers take inspiration from colonial extremists who were exaggerating the actions of the British government.

    There are many parallels between then and now. The Colonials didn't want to pay taxes that Parliament intended to indemnify for services the UK was providing, most notably for frontier & naval defense against the French. The French and Indian War (1754-1763) and its aftermath had cost a great deal, and that was the reason for many of these taxes being imposed. The Colonists were happy to have the protection of Great Britain, but not the expense. Sounds a lot like today's Teabagger logic.
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    Oct 01, 2010 10:25 AM GMT
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    rioriz saidI have yet to really explore the Civil War are of the East Coast. I am a history buff so I would love it! Nice pics

    psst... wrong war icon_wink.gif

    Wrong if he meant the New England part of the East Coast (disregarding the small Confederate raid from Canada made on St. Albans, Vermont). But not wrong if he was thinking of the Atlantic coastal states south of Washington.
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    Oct 01, 2010 11:22 AM GMT
    I grew up in Acton - just spitting distance from Concord. The history in that part of MA is amazing... Try and swing by Walden Pond and see Thoreau's cabin. Should be beautiful right around now.
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    Oct 01, 2010 11:32 AM GMT
    Beautiful pics..thanks for sharing them!

    Would love to go there some day.
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    Oct 01, 2010 11:37 AM GMT
    If you have a chance, I'd recommend visiting the Adams Homestead in Quincy. It's easy to reach on public transportation---it's right on the Red Line.
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    Oct 01, 2010 12:02 PM GMT
    FRONT2BACK saidI grew up in Acton - just spitting distance from Concord. The history in that part of MA is amazing... Try and swing by Walden Pond and see Thoreau's cabin. Should be beautiful right around now.

    We got back to Florida yesterday (Sept 30) as planned. But we agreed to return again next year, probably around this same time in late September, since this worked out so well for us from many aspects. But my partner knows Walden Pond from his childhood, having been raised in Waltham.
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    Oct 01, 2010 12:04 PM GMT
    Have a great time in Mass! Truly awsome & beautiful state & I can see myself living there one day. I use to go to Salem, Mass, for the summers, and just north of there to Marblehead. Between Boston, the Mass coast, and the Berkshire Mountains, with Lennox & it's Tanglewood summer music festival, it's a cool place.
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    Oct 01, 2010 12:10 PM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidIf you have a chance, I'd recommend visiting the Adams Homestead in Quincy. It's easy to reach on public transportation---it's right on the Red Line.

    I'd like to do that. We'll always have a car, and our GPS as well as my iPhone were very useful in keeping us from getting lost. We found everything we wanted from P-town to Vermont, never a wrong turn the entire 11 days we were there.