This week’s historical photo was submitted by Life on the Corner columnist Nicholas Dello Russo! The illustration from the New York Public Library shows how pivotal Boston, and specifically the North End, was in Revolutionary days — note the heavily armed war ships in the Harbor. King George must have been worried!
Some historians believe the American Revolution was first planned in the taverns of the North End. The Bunch of Grapes, the Salutation Inn, and the Green Dragon were hotbeds of rebel intrigue.
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