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Paul Revere & William Dawes

 
 
Paul Revere & William Dawes Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Paul Revere & William Dawes Marker
Inscription.
Paul Revere
1735 – 1818
Patriot, Master Craftsman
Good Citizen

Lanterns hung in the “North Church Steeple” gave the signal to spread the Alarm that the British were advancing, April 18, 1775, to capture the military stores in Concord. Christ Church overlooking this ground in now known as the Old North
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“On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere
A glimmer and then a gleam of light!
A second lamp in the belfry burns!
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm, -
Through all our history to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
. . . . the midnight message of Paul Revere.”
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Born on Hanover Street, lived in North Square, established his Bell Foundry on Foster Street and died on Charter Street

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William Dawes
1745 – 1799

Charged by Joseph Warren to notify the countryside and to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock at Lexington that the British were on the march. He rode in the night of April 18, 1775 by way of Roxbury. Thus he stands with Paul Revere as a daring messenger of the colonial challenge to British domination. He lived at sixteen North Street.
 
Location.
Paul Revere and the Old North Church Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Paul Revere and the Old North Church
This equestrian statue of Paul Revere stands at the entrance to the Paul Revere Mall. The marker is on a wall on the left when walking towards the Old North Church, seen in the distance.
42° 21.941′ N, 71° 3.213′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Paul Revere Mall, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the Paul Revere Mall, off of Hanover Street. It is along the Freedom Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Revere Mall (here, next to this marker); To Those Men of the North End / Thomas Cass (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Stephen's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); John Winthrop / Nicholas Upsall / Cotton Mather / John Hull (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salutation Tavern / The Green Dragon Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir William Phips / Joseph Warren / John Manley / Edmund Hartt (within shouting distance of this marker); John Tileston / To Those Men of the North End (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Tucker / Increase Mather / Edward Holyoke / Edward Everett / Christian Gullager (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Paul Revere’s Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Biography of Paul Revere
Paul Revere Mall Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Paul Revere Mall
The site of the mall where the marker is found was once the pasture of Christopher Stanley, who died in 1646 leaving a parcel of land for the maintenance of the “Free School” and thus became the first private benefactor of Public Education in Boston. The mall is dedicated to the enjoyment of the community and to the memory of those men and women of the North End who helped to make Boston the pride of later generations. This marker is located next to the one for Revere & Dawes.
. The American Revolution website. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Midnight Ride of William Dawes?. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,229 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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