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Telegraph Hill

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 2:42 pm
Grout's semaphore

Workers used cranks at the bottom to adjust semaphores in Grout's system. From Swan.

South Boston's Telegraph Hill is where Washington ordered the placement of the cannons that drove the British out of Boston in 1776. You can't miss it - there's a monument there at the top of the hill. And yet the hill and the surrounding neighborhood is named for a failed business that barely survived for six years before its owner gave up and moved to Philadelphia. Read more.

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