Jul 30, 2014

DID YOU KNOW: 97 Men March

Your weekly historical fact, courtesy of the Easton Historical Society

DID YOU KNOW: 97 Men March

DID YOU KNOW that the 97 men (militia) marched April 19, 1775 from Easton to Boston due to the Lexington-Concord crisis. The North Easton militia marched by the Stoughton Turnpike and the Easton Furnace men by way of Bay Road.

April 19th, 1865 was President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral, and labor was suspended throughout the country.  Services were held in all churches.

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