Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paul Revere

At 11:00PM on April 18, 1775 Paul Revere set out to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams that the British were marching on Concord. Today, Revere and his ride is the stuff of legend.

Below are some interesting facts about Paul Revere taken from the Paul Revere Heritage Project:

Paul Revere never shouted "the British are coming".

Paul Revere dressed up as a Mohawk and participated in the Boston Tea Party.

On the night of Paul Revere's ride, not even his wife knew where he had gone. She sent Benjamin Church, another patriot, out to find him.

The Old North church is an Anglican place of worship. Revere was not a member of the congregation.

Besides silver engravings, Paul Revere also produced dental prosthetics in his shop.

In 1775 Revere was one of several fire marshals in Boston.

Shortly after his famous ride, Paul Revere gave an account of the events for that night to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress in a legal deposition. You can read it here.


kad barma said...

My favorite part of the story is Paul and Bill Dawes running into Sam Prescott as he was proceeding on the way back from his fiancee's house in Lexington at 1am. (On a weeknight!) My kind of guy!

Anonymous said...

Sam Adams and John Hancock were being sheltered by Mr Wyman of Billerica at his homestead located at the town lines of Billerica, Bedford and Burlington off the Middlesex Turnpike.