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September 16, 2010

Beantown forever

Filed under: Uncategorized — jchatoff @ 12:31 am
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Colonists from England changed the name of their new town on this date, from Trimountaine to Boston.  A lot of the settlers were from Boston in Lincolnshire in England, that village’s name itself a corruption of St. Botolph’s town.

Trimountaine referred to the three hills on the Shawmut Peninsula where the colonists were settling, but early on they began to level two of the hills for fill and now only Beacon Hill remains.  Here are some views of the little city on the hill:

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2 Comments »

  1. I geuss those are pictures of Boston very nice.

    Comment by avery zia — September 16, 2010 @ 9:12 am | Reply

  2. did u take all those pix? the bottom one looks familiar 🙂 omg thank god im not from Trimountaine – weird!

    Comment by Nina — September 20, 2010 @ 2:44 pm | Reply


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