Bunker Hill Monument

Bunker Hill Monument Boston Massachusetts

Stock #: 10099
City: Boston
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Suffolk
Publisher: The New England News Company
Postmark: 1924
PM City: New York
PM State: NY
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Charlestown, Mass, Erected to come memorate the Battle of Bunker Hill. It is 220 ft. high and the top is reached by a spiral flight of stone steps. It contains 295 steps to reach the top. The building of Bunker Hill monument was begun in 1825; the corner stone was laid by Lafayette; Daniel Webster delivered an oration at this ceremony; the work was completed on June 17, 1843. From the small windows at the top, a beautiful view of the scenery for many miles can be seen
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