Thursday, December 2, 2010

Paul Revere and His Lantern Mystery

We as children all learned the poem about Paul Revere and his midnight ride in 1775.  Up until today, I never even thought about the chap who climbed into the tower and hung the lanterns.


Here's a great blog post about the mystery of the lanterns, where they were hung, and by whom they were hung.  Hope you enjoy.......

The Unsolved Mystery at Old North Church

December 1, 2010 by Ben Edwards
Who doesn’t appreciate a good mystery – especially one that dates all the way back to the beginning of the American Revolution! On the evening of April 18, 1775, “a friend” of Paul Revere held two lanterns in the northwest window of Christ Church (Old North Church) steeple to signal patriots in Charlestown that the British troops were leaving Boston by water on their secret expedition to Lexington and Concord. One hundred years later,.......
http://teachhistory.com/2010/12/01/the-unsolved-mystery-at-old-north-church/

History sure is fun!

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