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Dorchester Illustration 2241 Washington at Dorchester Heights

Dorchester Illustration no. 2241 The American patriot troops fortified Dorchester Heights the night of March 4, 1776.  As a result on March 17, 1776, the British evacuated from Boston.  Today’s illustration is Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington at Dorchester … Continue reading

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Dorchester Illustration 2240 Revolutionary War Drum

Dorchester Illustration no. 2240 The revolutionary war drum that came down the centuries in the Trask Family came to the Dorchester Historical Society from William Blake Trask.  His Trask ancestor arrived in Salem in the late 1620s, and he is … Continue reading

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March 20, 2016 2 p.m. Mrs. Baker shares memories of the first Evacuation Day

    Celebrate Evacuation Day.  Come to hear Middie Clapp Baker talk about her reminiscences of the events leading up to the fortification of Dorchester Heights and how that fateful night resulted in the British being forced to give up … Continue reading

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