They were a bold bunch of rebel-rousers in the eyes of the British and the choir leaders in the colonial dissent about the taxes imposed by the mother country. A secretive, often underground organization, the Sons of Liberty managed to establish a network of communications throughout the thirteen colonies with major influencers in Massachusetts and New York. It was one of the first rumblings of unification for these British colonies.
So…did the Sons of Liberty have a flag? Yes. Two actually. And it’s quite a story for the history books…
The first official lighthouse America was built in 1716, and, though the original Colonial Era structure was destroyed, there’s is still a lighthouse at the location on Brewster Island, Boston Harbor.
Today’s blog post explores reasons for building that first lighthouse and some details of it’s early history! Continue reading
It’s July, and it seems to be a new tradition at Gazette665 to talk about the American War for Independence (aka the Revolutionary War) this month. Catch the other posts here! This year we’re excited to present: Farmers Against The King’s Men? Battles 1775-1781. We’ll explore some fast-fact details that you should know about four battles during the conflict.
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Now, without further commentary, let’s jump right into today’s battle – well, actually battles. It’s hard to discuss Lexington without talking about Concord too. Lexington, Massachusetts, was the site of the opening shots of the war while Concord and the retreat to Boston set some exciting precedence for the colonial militia.
Here are five things you should know about the Battles of Lexington & Concord. Continue reading