April 18, 1775: Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Dr. Samuel Prescott go on their famous Midnight Ride.
I couldn’t resist posting a second Boston map today, although this one definitely isn’t contemporaneous. There are signs of industry scattered all over, and steamboat routes are a prominent feature. However, it is a lovely view of Boston in 1914!
Map: Federal Engraving and Publishing Co. Bird’s eye view of Boston Harbor and South Shore to Provincetown. Boston : published by Wm. J. Finn, c1914.