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Bunker Hill Monument

Bunker Hill Monument…on Breeds Hill

I’m keeping this one short and sweet.  I promise, there is more on my trip to Boston to come.  For now, I have a couple of fun facts for you.  Did you know colonial Bostonians had a horrible sense of direction and/or sucked at map reading?  I know, hard for me to believe too, but I have two pieces of evidence to support this.

  1. The Battle of Bunker Hill was not fought on Bunker Hill.  It was fought on Breeds Hill.  They just went to the wrong hill.  As evidence that history was indeed written by men, the battle is still called the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Bunker Hill monument rests on Breeds Hill…you know where the battle actually happened.  My guess is they just didn’t want to admit they were wrong.
  2. The Boston Massacre Marker in the sidewalk is across the street from where the Boston Massacre actually happened.  This may just be because it looked better in front of the Old State House rather than the Bank of America…who knows.
Boston Massacre Marker

Boston Massacre Marker

All in all this trip makes the Top 10 vacation lists…possibly even the Top 5.  It was wicked good.

‘Til next time,

Jessica

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