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′ Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.