Known as "Southie" by the locals, South Boston is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States and at one time its residence were mostly working class Irish Catholics. South Boston is also home to the "St. Patrick's Day Parade".
In March 1776, Henry Knox, a bookseller in Boston, brought General George Washington cannons from Fort Ticonderoga in New York. These cannons were placed up on Dorchester Heights in South Boston as a threat to the British Army who took over the town of Boston. The British seeing these cannons decided it was best to evacuate the city. This "Evacuation Day" was declared a holiday in the City of Boston in 1901.
Due to large amounts of landfill on the eastern side of Boston neck, South Boston sort of merged with colonial Dorchester. But, in 1804, South Boston gained an identity separate from Dorchester with its annexation by the town of Boston. Boston was not chartered as a "city" until 1822.This sturdy white, glossy ceramic mug is an essential to your cupboard. This brawny version of ceramic mugs shows it’s true colors with quality assurance to withstand heat in the microwave and put through the dishwasher.
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