Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Aloha to New England - Historic Concord

Concord is another historic town near Hanscom AFB.  From its Visitors' Center (link),

Incorporated in 1635, the town was the first Massachusetts settlement away from the tidewater on a non-navigable river. It was settled by the English as a frontier outpost of the Massachusetts bay Colony and was the first interior, non-tidal water town in Massachusetts. On April 19, 1775, it was the scene of the first battle of the War for Independence—the American Revolution. During the middle of the nineteenth century, a period aptly called “The Flowering of New England,” Concord was home to some of the greatest minds in America. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bronson Alcott, and his daughter Louisa May Alcott, lived, talked, and wrote in Concord. Because of them, visitors, both literary and transcendental, flocked to this town which became an American Athens.

The Colonial Inn celebrates its patriotic roots.

The Masonic Lodge overlooks Concord center.

The War Memorial honors its hometown heroes ...

... including Captain Hudner, Medal of Honor recipient.

This is a creative wall planter.

Glad to see literacy ...

... and arts alive in small towns!   Today's comments are open forum.  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, September 20, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, September 21.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

 A pumpkin patch with sunflowers!


  1. Great pics

  2. I never went to Concord. I think I should visit.

  3. I find that, sometimes, small communities had excellent arts programs.

  4. fun post! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Love the sunflower pic with the pumpkins.