Boston Icons: 50 Symbols of Beantown

Boston Icons: 50 Symbols of Beantown

by Jonathan Scheff
     
 

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

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From Lexington and Concord to the USS Constitution, Boston's place at the epicenter of American history is a heritage we all share. And yet Boston's legacy is as much a product of successive waves of immigration as it is of colonial times and revolution—whether the North End (Boston's 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, here's 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762748174
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Series:
Icons Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
598,118
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Scheff is a writer, photographer, and teacher. He lived in Brookline, Massachusetts, until he was eighteen years old; after that he spent his time exploring the rest of the world. In 2010, he retired a pair of sandals that had walked in over twenty countries.

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