Boston Common

The Boston Common is a central park in Boston, one of the oldest city parks in the United States. Originally, it was used as grazing land by the Puritan settlers of the area, but as the city grew, it evolved into a true city park by 1830. It is part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace.

Boston Common has seen many important events through the history of the city, including being the site of numerous riots, protests, and political demonstrations, as well as serving as campground for British troops before the Revolutionary War. It also holds the ancient oak that was used as a gallows in most of the executions carried out in colonial Boston, including that of Mary Dyer.

Boston Common

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