Bean Town” is just one of Boston’s nicknames. The name was used by sailors and traders because in colonial days beans cooked in molasses were a popular dish. There is so much history here because Boston was a major city and port even before the American Revolution. Harvard University was started in 1635. The Boston Tea Party was a revolt of citizens objecting to high taxes on tea, so they dumped the imported tea into the bay. Paul Revere was one of several people who raised the alarm that British troops were coming at the beginning of the American Revolution. It is a great city to walk around in, and I sailed in a boat under the Boston University Bridge, one of the only places in the world where a boat can sail under a train going under a car that is driving under a plane!   Purrs, Gulliver


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