I live in the very center of the site of the American Revolution of 1775. I took these shots below at “The Old North Bridge” in Concord, Massachusetts.
It was during this time that Paul Revere warned that the British were coming. Here is where “the shot was heard ’round the world,”
And so began the American War for Independence.
I like visiting the Old North Bridge and whenever we have out of town visitors, we bring them here. I may not be American by birth, but I am a huge history buff and can well appreciate the over 200 years of history that’s here.
Before you get to the bridge itself, this stone marks the grave of two British soldiers who died during the North Bridge fight and have been buried here.
The Minute Man Statue, created in 1875, represents the farmers who put down their plows and picked up their muskets to fight for their freedom. Below that are the words printed on the base of the statue.
This is the North Bridge where the battle took place. British soldiers were ordered to secure this bridge and the one in the south to prevent rebels (colonists) from coming in to threaten their mission.
This is the fifth bridge to have been built on this site since the original one of 1775.