Wednesday, August 05, 2009

History Lesson

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This Park Ranger is beginning a tour of Fort Warren, a pentagonal shaped fort strategically located at the entrance to Boston Harbor on Georges Island. The fort was constructed between 1833 -1861 and lots of Quincy granite wasused in it's construction. Fort Warren was named for the Revolutionary War hero, Dr. John Warren, who sent Paul Revere on his famous ride. Click here for more fascinating history about this fort. The fort is a National Historic Landmark.

1 comment:

brattcat said...

Looks like a chilly day judging by the tour guide's layering, though the tourists are not nearly as well covered. Hope he covered his subject as well.

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