(Featured image source: Boston Public Library Flickr)
Boston is the most historic city of the United States. Stemming from the arrival of Puritans, the famous events about tax on teas, and with the American Revolution being one of the notorious war. None of them is the evidence to the contrary. Moreover, the Siege of Boston and George Washington’s role in it along with the industrialization that followed. Observing the history of all these events, one can definitely reach to the decision that Boston has come a long way. There have been numerous happenings to make the history since 1630.
Exploring the treasures and bookshelves, we have gathered some amazing photos of the Boston history.
Boston Town Square In Puritan Era
Puritans were the pioneers who came in Boston which is now the capital of Massachusetts. They kept it as their home from 1630 to 1680. And by the year 1640, there population had increased to 1,200 colonists. The image also shows a small town square in Boston with victims in their restraints.
John Eliot Among The Indians
John Eliot was one of the many Puritans that took part in building city of Boston. He came to New England in 1631 and taught in The First Church in Roxbury for over sixty years. One of his work includes “Brief Narrative of the Progress of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England”.
Massachusetts Bay Colony
In March, a “Great Fire,” even worse than the 1711 one, raged through Boston. It destroyed over 349 houses and businesses with about 1,000 people whom were rendered homeless.
The Boston Massacre occurred during 1770 which took the lives of five Bostonians. The Redcoats were behind the guns fired. The image shows the action taking place just outside the Old State House.
Boston Tea Party
A political protest happened on December 16th in 1773, where the protesters emptied all the tea chests into the Boston Harbor. This was a raging towards the American Revolution.
The Boston Revolution battle broke out in 1773 in Lexington. The 700 British troops faced a handful of 77 American Minutemen. The consequences that followed, gave birth to the United States of America.
Paul Revere’s famous portrait. This Patriot has much significance regarding the American Revolution. Just the day before the revolution, Paul Revere was the one who alarmed that British were marching towards their settlements.
The Siege of Boston
The year 1776 brought forth on March 17th when General George Washington called off his army and the British started to evacuate Boston.
North End Park Explosion
The images shows the aftermath of an explosion that occurred in a molasses storage tank in 1919. The explosion caused 150 injured, 21 killed and 2.2 million gallons of molasses to be spread all over the area.
Faneuil Phillips House
The house of Peter Faneuil who contributed in the construction of Faneuil Hall. The Faneuil Hall served as a center town hall for the city and it serves as a great tourist attraction in the present days.