I got into a time machine and snapped this picture outside Hartwell Tavern, which has quenched colonists' thirst since 1770.
Colonial figure busts out a period disco move while explaining all about muskets and the soldiers who wielded them.
Firing muskets, which couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. Literally.
The Old Manse, which overlooked the North Bridge back in the day. Now, there are too many trees in the way.
Knoll near the North Bridge. 1975 monument in background.
The North Bridge in Concord -- this is where it all went down. The colonial soldiers on the far side, the British on the near side. Somebody fired and then everybody joined in the fun.
Ranger Bill explains that crown-imposed trade restrictions and fixed pricing in London had as much to do with the colonist beef as taxation without representation.