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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Boston by Patricia Harris, Jonathan Schultz, David Lyon

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Moments in Boston History

Innovation Odyssey, a bus tour with actors, visits innovation sites Apr–Nov, second Saturday of the month. Call 617 350 0358

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For more information see Boston’s revolutionary history

  1. 1630: Boston Founded

    Under the leadership of John Winthrop, English Puritans moved from overcrowded Charlestown and colonized the Shawmut Peninsula. Permission was granted from its sole English inhabitant, Anglican cleric William Blaxton. Their city on the hill was named Boston in honor of the native English town of their leaders.

  2. 1636: Harvard Created

    Boston’s Puritan leaders established a college at Newtown (later Cambridge) to educate ...

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