Hail and Farewell

Friday, Mar 17, 2017



Image credit: Flickr/Chia: A day in the park (cc: @sunil)

Today’s mural recognizes Evacuation Day, a local holiday commemorating the retreat of British forces following the Siege of Boston, early in the American Revolutionary War. The 11-month siege ended when the Continental Army, under the command of George Washington, fortified Dorchester Heights in early March 1776 with cannons captured at Ticonderoga. 

On today’s mural we see Fort Washington in Cambridge, now a peaceful park. It’s the only surviving fortification from the Siege of Boston, and is on the List of Registered Historic Places in Massachusetts.

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