Concord in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
An Evolving Legacy
“The world has seen no grander movement than that of our Revolution . . . The people, to a man, were full of a great and noble sentiment.
It is marvelous to see how many powerful writers, orators, and soldiers started up just at the time when they were wanted . . . all made to unite in the one object of establishing the freedom and independence of America.”
“The Whole History of Grandfather’s Chair”
For the Centennial Celebration in 1875, a new bridge crossed the river to a new monument, “The Minute Man” by Daniel Chester French. The Minute Man stands today as a powerful symbol of our continuing struggle for liberty. He also embodies “a progress toward a true respect for the individual” – the evolving legacy of the Revolution.
“The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual.”
“Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind.”
Location. 42° 28.207′ N, 71° 21.149′ Click for map. Marker is located in the Minute Man National Historic Park, overlooking the North Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Concord MA 01742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Two Revolutions (here, next to this marker); Reflections of the Revolution (here, next to this marker); The Muster Field (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The North Bridge (about 400 feet away); The Road to Colonel Barrett’s (about 500 feet away); Captain Isaac Davis (about 500 feet away); The Minuteman of Concord 1775 (about 600 feet away); Major John Buttrick (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Concord.
More about this marker. The marker contains a portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne, a picture of the Minuteman statue, and a photo of the North Bridge as it appeared in 1875. The photo has a caption of “Centennial North Bridge – There have been six bridges since 1775.”
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