Sunday, December 18, 2011
Boston Tea Party Fascinating Facts
Photo of painting courtesy AOC.gov
December 16 is the anniversary of the 1773 Boston Tea Party, so I've been following the blog, Boston 1775, more closely than usual for the past week. Today's entry is a poem about the Boston Tea Party published in 1916, and written that year by a man who was in his 40th year of serving a sentence for a murder he had committed when he was 14.
There is also a fascinating document posted in the blog that lists the types of tea that were on the ship, how many cases of tea there were, and how much the tea was worth.
Boston, Massachusetts is filled with preserved sites important to American history. If you've been there, what was your experience in visiting any of these sites?