This is a series I am calling the Founding Fathers Series. Today many have no idea who our founding fathers or what they did for our freedoms we enjoy today.
Paul Revere is best known for his midnight ride. However the facts don't agree with the myth.
It is my hope as you seek these caches you will take the time to read these short biographies.
It will be best to go from West to East on 14 to nab these caches.
Paul Revere and the Revolutionary War helped to create a great American recognized legend in his own time. A Patriot, Craftsman, and a Politician, he was not only a soldier but added to this by being an astute businessperson. There are countless stories told and written all about Paul Revere.
Paul was born in the North End of Boston, on December 21, 1734 and was the son of a French Huguenot immigrant named Appolos Rivoire and his first American wife Deborah, née Hichborn.
Mr. Rivoire had changed his named to Paul Revere soon after his immigration into the United States. He was a goldsmith by trade and Paul Revere Junior was the second of nine children in the household.
Paul learned the craft of gold and silversmith from his father, and when he was nineteen years of age, his father died, leaving him as the main provider in the family silver shop.
The involvement in politics for Paul Revere originated in his relationships with business patrons and members of various local organizations. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Saint Andrew and developed friendships with activists such as James Otis and Doctor Joseph Warren. During the year before the start of the War for Independence, Paul observed the movements of British soldiers and by this means was able to gather intelligence information.
On the night of April 18, 1775 at about eleven o'clock, with his “Midnight Ride,” Paul Revere became a part of history.
The British army, stationed in Boston following the closure of ports in the aftermath of the "Boston Tea Party,” had been under constant surveillance by Revere and other Patriots.
He then received instructions from Doctor Joseph Warren to ride with all haste to Lexington and warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the approach of the British Forces.
At seventy-six years of age, Paul Revere retired and handed over his well-established business to his sons. On May 10, 1818 Paul Revere, aged 83, died of natural causes. He was buried in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston.
A good biography of Paul Revere is "Paul Revere's Ride" by David Hackett Fischer