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. Stop number three is the site of Cooper’s Tavern.
“In the Tavern, two middle aged men, Jabez Wyman and Jason Winship,
sitting over their toddy, were killed on April 19, when the Redcoats,
rushing through the town, fired blindly through the windows.”