Thursday, September 03, 2009

A visit to Walden Pond and Concord, Massachusetts

A replica of Henry David Thoreau welcomes me to a replica of Thoreau's cabin

A swimmer crosses Walden Pond

Minuteman Monument at the Old North Bridge, Concord, Massachusetts.

The inscription from Ralph Waldo Emerson reads:
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flags to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

Here, on April 19, 1775, Colonists from Concord and surrounding towns faced off against British forces marching on Concord. In the first organized engagement of the Revolution, they fired on the British, sending them into retreat.

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