By Friends of the Public Garden

The nation's oldest and so much commemorated public park, Boston universal has belonged to the folks of Boston considering the fact that 1634. all through its historical past, it's been a centerpiece of civic existence; the scene of executions, sermons, protests, and celebrations; and in every one century, host to recognized viewers from Generals Washington and Lafayette to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope John Paul II. In Colonial occasions, it served as a gathering position, pasture, and army education box. Bostonians within the nineteenth century extra treelined shops and paths and, following the Civil warfare, monuments and fountains. although, for all its variation to trendy lifestyles, Boston universal is still a eco-friendly retreat remindful of its storied past.

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