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|
|North Bridge, where the first shot of the Revolution was fired|