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Chronicles of Old Boston: Exploring New England's Historic Capital (Chronicles)by Charles Bahne
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Discover one of America’s most historic cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning Boston’s 400-year history, and then visit the places where history happened on walking tours of the city’s historic neighborhoods. Boston expert Charles Bahne reveals some of the city’s most shocking moments, from a murder mystery on the Harvard campus to the mistake that sent two million gallons of molasses pouring down Commerce Street. Other essays explore major historic events including the Boston Tea Party and the ride of Paul Revere to the establishment of the Red Sox and Fenway Park. The book also contains stories about John Hancock, Charles Bulfinch, Fredrick Law Olmsted, Alexander Graham Bell, Isabella Stewart Gardner, the Kennedys, and more.
Discover one of America's most historic cities through twenty-eight dramatic true stories spanning Boston's four-hundred-year history and walking tours of the city's historic neighborhoods. Essays explore the major historic events from the founding of "the city on the hill," to the Boston Tea Party and the ride of Paul Revere, to the establishment of the Red Sox and Fenway Park. Learn how Boston became the financial center of the country, discover the Great Molasses Flood, and walk in the steps of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Then see it all for yourself with guided walking tours of each of Boston's historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.
About the Author
Charles Bahne is a Boston historian, a tour guide, and the author of The Complete Guide to Boston’s Freedom Trail. He has worked in some of the city’s historic sites and museums, has been a seasonal park ranger with Boston National Historical Park, and has taught many Exploritas programs about Boston and its role in the American Revolution. He graduated from MIT with a major in urban studies and planning, focusing on urban history and tourism. He lives in Boston.
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