Saturday, May 28, 2011

Minute Man National Historical Park

It finally stopped raining yesterday. Unbeknownst to me, that also meant that the temperature was going to top off above 90 degrees. As you can see to the left, Maggie found the temperature a bit too warm for her liking. We took lots of breaks in the shade for water.

Despite the rather sticky conditions, it was a nice day for a trip around the corner to the Minute Man National Historical Park. The park offers an opportunity to walk through the land where the opening battle of the Revolution was fought on April 19, 1775. Also of interest is the Old Manse which was built by William Emerson and housed various leaders of the Transcendentalist movement. Interesting that in this same place, once in the 1770s and again in the 1850s, American's fermented against English rule and then the treatment of Native American's and slavery. I wonder if one day this area might again produce another intellectual revolution?

Minute Man Statue
Old Manse Boathouse
Working Farm
North Bridge, where the first shot of the Revolution was fired

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