Why Boston gets a day off on March 17th (Boston 10/17/07)

October 18, 2007 at 6:17 am Leave a comment

When last we checked in, Boston’s New Revolutionary Forces had revisited Breeds Hill the site of the battle of Bunker Hill (go figure) that more or less set the tone for the American Revolution. Well, fast forward 9 months to March 4th, 1776, a night when 2400 Revolutionary troops and militia managed to build forts on the two highest hilltops of Dorchester Heights (aka South Boston) overnight, and right under the noses of the British troops camped out nearby in sight of the hills. General George Washington was pretty sneaky that way! The Brits planned to attack right away, but didn’t, and in no time GW’s men had made the forts so impregnable that the British evacuated Boston on March 17th… all 11,000 of them. These days, March 17th is Evacuation Day in Boston, a holiday for many people. Most people probably think they’re getting St. Patty’s Day off to drink because Boston’s Mayors have all been Irish, but the truth is spelled out (poorly) on a plaque at 130′ asl on the top of Telegraph Hill in South Boston. Next St. Patty’s Day, I’ll remember that history lesson, and recall the distinct lack of flavor in the Better Bacon Cheeseburgers from KnowFat! Lifestyle Grill that Gouda2Go (formerly Karen – 3 cheeseburgers) and I, KrustyBunz (4), ate up there on a very mild October evening. (…on an off-night between games 4 and 5 of the ALCS with Boston down 3-1 against Cleveland.)

Summits: 1
Cheeseburgers: 2

Telegraph Hill Cheeseburger


Entry filed under: Massachusetts Summits.

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