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Boston Icons: 50 Symbols of Beantown (Icons)

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From Lexington and Concord to the USS Constitution, Bostons place at the epicenter of American history is a heritage we all share. And yet Bostons legacy is as much a product of successive waves of immigration as it is of colonial times and revolution—whether the North End (Bostons Little Italy) or Chinatown.  Boston Icons illustrates the quintessential symbols that make Boston so fascinating and unique.

Profiled here are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary city, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. From Boston Harbor and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to the Paul Revere House and Quincy Market, heres the inside story about the very things that give this city its character.

Did you know that Boston Common was founded in 1634, making it the oldest public park in the United States—and that it has served as a cow pasture, a burial ground, a site for public hangings, and a stage for mass gatherings? Or that of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 5 were pupils at the Boston Latin School? Or that the Cheers bar (famous for the 1980s

television sitcom of the same name) was founded in 1969 as the Bull and Finch Pub? For Bostonians and newcomers alike, Boston Icons will be a treasured keepsake of this charming city.

Synopsis:

Profiled here are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary city, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends.

Synopsis:

The Best of Boston
 
What makes Boston, Boston? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of Beantowns best known and beloved icons.
 
Boston Baked Beans

Charles River

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

JFK Birthplace and Library

Old North Church

Red Sox Nation

Samuel Adams Brewery

Walden Pond

And much more!

 
Native Bostonians and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of Bostons incomparable spirit.

About the Author

Jonathan Scheff is a writer and photographer whose interests lie somewhere between memoir and anthropology. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762748174
Author:
Scheff, Jonathan
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Subject:
United States / Northeast / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Subject:
Travel - U.S./New England
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Americana-Massachusetts
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Icons
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color photographs
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7 x 7 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
Travel » North America » United States » New England

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Profiled here are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary city, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Best of Boston
 
What makes Boston, Boston? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of Beantowns best known and beloved icons.
 
Boston Baked Beans

Charles River

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

JFK Birthplace and Library

Old North Church

Red Sox Nation

Samuel Adams Brewery

Walden Pond

And much more!

 
Native Bostonians and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of Bostons incomparable spirit.

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