WPA Walking Tour – The Ancient Burying Ground

To count down the days to the end of summer, I will be taking you on a virtual walking tour of Arlington–the same one outlined in 1937’s The WPA Guide to Massachusetts. Each entry will include an excerpt from the book about each site visited. Hopefully this will give us a little insight as to how things have changed in the past 73 years. The first stop is the “Ancient Burying Ground.”

“Toward the farther side of the cemetery, close to the main path,

is a Monument over the graves of 12 Americans killed

on the retreat from Concord and Lexington, and buried

‘without coffins, in the clothes they had worn when they fell.'”

The "Ancient Burying Ground" on October 31, 2009.

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