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Christ Church, Boston, Massachusetts.
Christ Church in Boston where it was "one if by land, two if by sea"

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The American Revolution Began
April 19, 1775

Have you heard Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride"?

One if by land, two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex, village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm.

After looking for the signal (one lantern if the regulars - the term used for invading British soldiers - were coming by land, or two if they were coming by sea) in the Christ Church steeple, Paul Revere and other Americans rode through the dark of the night on the eve of April 19,1775, to warn the country folk of the danger to come.

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