Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, Massachusetts

I’m excited to join up again this month with fellow blogger Fiona Ryan's A-Z Guidebook Travel Linkup over at Tiffin Sized Bites. This travel tale link-up goes from July 15th - July 22th, this time travels with the letter "B".

"B" is for the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston, Massachusetts. The 221-foot (67 m) granite obelisk was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill. This was the first major conflict between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought there June 17, 1775. In reality, the monument is actually not on Bunker Hill, but instead on Breed's Hill, where most of the fighting actually took place. In front of the obelisk is a statue of Colonel William Prescott, who according to legend coined the famous phrase, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."

Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA - USA



For more Letter "B" travel stories, visit A-Z Guidebook Linkup. Stay tuned next month for more travel, centering around the Letter "C"!

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8 comments:

  1. You know, I was in Boston for 5 days and didn't visit this (that I can recall). To be fair, it rained all week so outdoor pursuits we curtailed to a great extent. Thanks for joining in again Emily. See you back for 'C'!

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    1. If you ever get a chance it's a great vantage point to see the Suspension Bridge, and Old Iron Sides. Thanks for hosting, looking forward to next month! :)

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  2. what a fab shot. and such interesting history. we had a great time when we were in the US visiting lots of historical (and historic) sites. there is so much history there.

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    1. Thanks Sherry! I'm so glad you had a great time, that's always nice to hear. It's true, historical sites are everywhere!:)

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  3. Being American born and bred, Boston is one of my favorite places! I have been there many times and there is always something to explore, experience and do! I am a big fan of history like you! Glad we are connected through Fiona's new travel series!

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    1. Hi Joanne, It's true there is always something to see with fresh eyes! I'm glad to make the connection too! See you next time! :)

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  4. How interesting! I have of course heard the famous quote but had no idea about the battle. Would love to visit Boston one day!

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    1. Hi Sarah, It is a beautiful town with lots of things to see and do, and history on every corner. I'm sure you'd love it! :)

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