Pop Goes the 4th

Is it fitting that our liitle Boston blog begins on Independence Day weekend? Maybe, although it wasn’t until after the war ended in 1783 that Bostonians stopped celebrating March 5th, the date of the Boston Massacre and switched to July 4th. The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence didn’t even occur here until July 18th (although Worcester and Watertown had public readings a couple of days earlier).
Despite all of that, the 4th of July has become inextricably linked with Boston — thanks to the Pops on the Esplenade, the fireworks, and now metroblogging…. :-)

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