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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Old North Church

"Listen, my children, and you shall here
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere"
from Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There are so many historical sites in Boston.

Too many for us to have hit.

The one I wasn't willing to pass up was Old North Church.

This iconic symbol of the Revolutionary War is hidden within streets that feel like a maze when trying to navigate by GPS, but knowing the story behind that infamous bell tower made it worth the confusing effort.

We happened down a one-way street and were lucky that no cars were behind us because it allowed us time to observe and ponder the story for a few quiet moments.

"Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North church tower as a signal light,-
One, if by land, and two, if by sea;"

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