william dawes island

william dawes island

A small traffic island that I walk across nearly every day is called Dawes Island. It’s named after William Dawes because he rode through that spot on his way to Lexington on his midnight ride on the night of April 18, 1775. (Dawes helped the militias prepare for what became the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which are still celebrated here as Patriots’ Day.)

I always like seeing the brass horseshoes in the pavement at Dawes Island.

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