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The Opportunist: Joseph Barrell

Boston has come a long way since Revolutionary War days, when it was just a small peninsula, ringed by wharves and criss-crossed with cobblestoned cow paths... So the crew of Hit and Run History heads down to the Outer Cape to learn about Joseph Barrell, a grocer who made his fortune in the war and then seized upon the idea of global trade that his contemporary, architect Charles Bulfinch, seeded in him.

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