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Boston Icons: 50 Symbols of Beantown (Icons)by Jonathan Scheff
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Profiled here are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary city, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends.
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
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
JFK Birthplace and Library
Old North Church
Red Sox Nation
Samuel Adams Brewery
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.
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