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Table of Contents Spring 2005


Thank You!
Many thanks to our proofreader and contributor, Conni Manoli-Skocay!
Patriots' Day, 2005
By Melissa Saalfield
Local events commemorating the happenings of April 18-19, 1775, held throughout April.

ALARUM: The Budget Cuts Are Coming
By D. Michael Ryan
Exactly 230 years after the Minuteman and Militia's only muster before April 19, 1775, scores of reenactors muster again to help save Minute Man Park

A Rare Revolutionary Cannon Returns to Minuteman Park
By Jim Hollister
This cannon helped bring the British Regulars to Concord on April 18, 1775...after 230 years, it's back!

Historic Preservation Efforts in West Concord
A photo essay of the Church Street area by neighbor Patrick Hirschler-Marchand

200 Years Concord-Free: Carlisle's Bicentennial
By Conni Manoli-Skocay
Two centuries ago, Carlisle ceded from Concord...and they've been doing things their own way ever since

Letters to the Editor
Some of our topics take on a life of their own; this time, coins on graves

Thoreau Exhibit at Harvard University
Scott Miller's stunning photography of Walden throughout the seasons plus Thoreau rare artifacts

Music and the Marches
By Ja-Naé,Duane Stephanie Mann, Rebekah Skirball, Jacque Wilson, Noelle R. Nordstrom
Young musicians of the Boston Opera Project bring the opera Little Women to Concord

The Melvin Memorial
By James C. Melvin
The surviving Melvin brother's book on the dedication of this moving memorial to his three brothers

Presidential Relations a Bridge to Revolution
By D. Michael Ryan
No fewer than five US Presidents are related to the Colonials involved in events of April 19, 1775


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