Friday, July 15, 2011

The Old North Bridge

The midnight ride of Paul Revere. The shot heard around the world. Everybody knows the story of how the American Revolution began.If your as lucky as me maybe you also live only a few miles away from the place where it all began: The Old North Bridge.

It was on this bridge that the minute men first encountered the British soliders when an unknown solider accidently fired off his musket. The bridge has been rebuilt and restored many times since it was originally built in the 1700s. It is now part of the Minute Man National Historic Park located in Concord Mass.

Next to the bridge there is also a memorial grave of three British soldiers that died during the battle. The grave reads :
"Grave of British Soliders
They came three thousand miles and died,
to keep the past upon its throne:
Unheard, beyond the ocean tide,
their English Mother made her moan.
April 19, 1775"


  1. I love history, thank you for this trip back to Colonial America! Your photo's are beautiful!

  2. I love history too and walking around Concord is one of my favorite things to do. Walking around with a niece that you are crazy about makes it even more special.

  3. I didn't know about this bridge...I'll have to visit the site. Good luck with your blog!

  4. Stopping by From Beyond My Kitchen Window. So much history and right where you live! Beautiful shots. Looking forward to your blog posts, good luck!

  5. Being British, I found this a very poignant pist and also uplifting ~ welcome to blogging, I am fairly new myself, but I know this will be one of my favourite blogs to visit!
    I came over via your aunt's site Beyond My Kitchen Window! LOVELY photos!
    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

  6. Oops, somehow I commented on the wrong article. Pardon me. I'm enjoying your new blog!

  7. besides the history it looks also very nice!

  8. Does anyone know the names of these british soldiers who died?