Interestingly, the cemetery has flooded on more than one occasion causing caskets to rise to the top. When they were reburied there was no way of telling where they belonged so the markers don’t likely identify correctly the person resting below.
Boston, of course, has plenty of historical significance and is a city of firsts. Here are some tidbits that may be new to you:
The first skin graft and X ray were done at Mass General Hospital.
Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call from Boston.
Harvard started as a community school with 12 students. It has always been called a yard, never a campus.
One of every 16 college students in the U.S. is in Boston.
Boston gave birth to the Boston cream pie and Parker House rolls.
There are some other things to know about Boston. Drivers are crazy, pedestrians think nothing of walking in front of traffic and it is expensive.
So much for this visit to Boston. Now, it’s off to Iceland for a new adventure. Want to come along?
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