"By the rude bridge that arched the flood
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled;
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world."
Long before penning these lines, little Ralph Waldo Emerson delighted in his grandmother's first-hand accounts of the fight at Concord's North Bridge on April 19, 1775. Phebe Emerson brings a fresh perspective about what is was really like on that fateful day that began the American Revolution. Mrs. Emerson was the wife of Concord's minister and their home overlooks the Old North Bridge. Phebe discusses how the townspeople felt about the Revolution, and reviews events leading up to it. She also gives audience members a sense of daily life, learning, and work in colonial America.
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