Skip to comments.House votes to preserve historic Mass. farm
Posted on 09/23/2008 8:57:57 AM PDT by Pharmboy
The House has approved a bill aimed at preserving Barrett's Farm, a Revolutionary War landmark in Concord, Mass.
The farm belonged to Col. James Barrett, a leader of the Middlesex Militia. It was used to store colonial militia weapons and was searched by the British during the fighting at Concord's Old North Bridge on April 19, 1775.
The Senate is considering a similar measure.
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Move it to a state that is glad the US Exists.
“It was used to store colonial militia weapons
and was searched by the British during the fighting
at Concord’s Old North Bridge on April 19, 1775.
The Senate is considering a similar measure.”
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I almost choked when I read that...
Was up there last Fall. Concord is truly a beautiful and historic city. I got tears during the Patriot ride. Highly recommended!
I visited the area 10 years ago. It can’t have changed very much - its easy to imagine what it was like 233 years ago.
When I was living in Massachusetts I drove to Concord one “Patriots’ Day”. What sticks in my memory was driving behind a National Guard “deuce-and-a-half” expecting to see guys in fatigues riding in the back. What I saw was a truck load of fellas dressed as Redcoats, flintlocks in hand, being taken up to the battle sites for a day of re-enactments. I thought it was great.
Battle Road bump
The reason the Brits left Boston for Concord was an arms search...they had also heard that Hancock and Sam Adams were holed up there also, so it would have been a twofer. Adams and Hancock got away afore the action began...
Lexington Green should be like Mecca for Americans. Everyone should go their at least once in their lifetime to see where it all began. The most emotionally moving place I have ever visited.
Glad to hear they are preserving more of this area.
ping to a few Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut FReepers...
It doesn’t look much like that anymore...
I occasionally take Barret’s Mill Road to Route 2, depending on traffic, passes right in front of the present building.
It’s currently undergoing a private restoration.
Google 448 Barrett’s Mill Road, Concord, MA and ask take the street view for the modern appearance. (You may have to enter 448 manually)
The good news is Fannie Mae approved it for a $25,000,000 no money down mortgage.
No, no, no! Some of us are quite proud of our heritage, and if you took that away, what consolation would be left in this benighted state...?
No more Willows Pond Kitchen, thanks to the National Parks Service, no more interest in Concord by this old guy.
Actually, the Lexington - Concord area is well worth a visit by any person interested in our history. Beautiful country especially in the fall.
Go easy Pup, in this struggle with the socialist sheeple, we New Englanders are the bloody point of the spear.
One man’s Project is another man’s pork. I don’t think the Constitution calls for the House and Senate to raise tax money to support tourist locations.
Rush says, if the private sector will support the project, let it. Charge a fee and if the fee covers the cost then the landmark stands.
I swear, this whole bail out thing has everyone running around trying to get gov’t cash!
It was during this field trip that I learned that it wasn't Paul Revere who sounded the alarm in Concord, because he never made it there. Just outside of Lexington, Revere and two other men were riding toward Concord, when they came upon some British Regulars. One of the riders managed to get away before they were seen, but Revere and the other man were stopped. Neither were armed, so the British only held them for a couple of hours. Then the British continued their march on to Lexington and Concord, and Revere and the other man rode hard up to Bedford to warn the milita that "the Regulars were coming".
We finished this field trip to the "Battle Road" in Concord, at the Old North Bridge, with the kids taking part in an interactive demonstration of what happened that day. Some of the kids read the actual words of some of the participants, and then they split them into two groups and had them run at each other, over the bridge. Our kids are in college now, but they still talk about that trip, and how much fun, and how interesting it was.
Wow. Thanks Pharmboy. "Fighting in the American Revolution began with the famous "Shot heard 'round the world" at Lexington, Massachusetts, on April 19th, 1775." *
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“And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
And YOU, SuziQ, and your hubby represent home schooling at its best!
I still get a chill when I read that...
Why thank you! We only homeschooled the two younger ones, and only from Middle school on, but we really enjoyed the freedom it gave us as a family, and the kids enjoyed having the time to study the subjects they WANTED as well as the ones they needed, for college admittance.
Wouldn’t it be cool if they used the farm in a respectful patriotic movie about the American Revolution?
That’d be very cool.
Better sharpen that point up a little. It has been rusted and dulled up by age and non-use. Try it on your two pinko senators first.
No more happy hour either :(