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Click to see original image‘ Dr. A. Garr Cranney has a deep feeling for history and he especially lights up in conversations about Boston, where he was hom and reared. and Utah, where he is professor of secondary education at Brigham Young University. When I interviewed htm recently, we talked about Boston and environs. the hub of historic New England and a key area in the colonists’ fight for freedom. It was there, within a 25-mile perimeter, that initial military encounters of the American Revolution took place – the lexington and Concord skirmishes and the bloody battle of Bunker Hill lactualty Breed’s Hill). These occurred in the pre-Declaration of Independence period and before George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army. The Americans first volley at Concord, fired April 19. 1775 in response to British shots, would be memorialized later as “the shot heard around the world,” Dr. Cranney, now in his early fifties, is familiar with most landmarks and memo rials in Boston e a city steeped in history, having been founded in 1630. He has climbed tlte steeple of the famous old North Church. From that tower 211 years ago, you will remember from blstory, two lanterns were displayed as a signal to Paul Revere that the British regulars were embarking “by water” for Concord to seize stores of munitions. Revere then set out on his “midnight ride” to spread the alarm. it was believed the troops also intended to arrest patriots John Hancock and Samuel Adams at Lexington, We must not forget that William Dawes Jr. and Dr. Shmuel Prescott. as well as Revere. figured importantly in the rides that night to alert the people. Garr tProfessor Cranneyl has traveled the route now known as the LexingtonConcord Battle road many times. t-le has stood on the Lexington Green where colo nial Minute Men had their first confrontation with the British. and on the North Bridge at Concord over which the Ki.ng’s troops and the Minute Men exchanged shots. He and a son Kendall once canoed on the Concord River and actually t-owed under the bridge. Dr. Cranney’s parents v A Garr. Hr and Naomi Bmadhead Cranney i were bom in Utah. at Logan and Ne-phi. respectively. in Boston they used to escort visitors from their home state to “see the sights.” “I often accompanied them and this really helped me to develop a sense of our national heritage,” Garr reminisred Today. trips to the Boston area. on business or to see his widowed mother enlianrt not Ul r, .w..-t and for his nut l V tw-. Br tlit not r., mt-:.t= tors lice: .u it . , ,;.1s.u BYl’ mul ltr- -2 it r – sw, hi Nttrtitosnt. lla r r – t ttul-r. siu- of le ltr;-ull z t t Wim,. his r present post ruth l 1 tt-tr he vi – .-imo;-t= and rin-nr.lr=.rz- . t t onlne for thor no r rr lil”- . scot nr tot-rr-l-. . t. .. mn scum tht n..r.;:r V rrr lr–in srllusr t.-inn-lr , ,..-t t in tht- Vhrnle- l.- r in- of Paul ltcxt-to t 1 rrzll sculptor lim. l rr or Elm ute Alan sn.-ht .: tw- u-tl The ltosrtm lr lwntv uf mum l.ur lltz Murmrltt t lu., l. 1 l.t.ull3, helped in tunic – or- -vte.-1 trtun the ll–l . ro1.rll..w House llc:-mt hs ltnlot; Waldo litmfht i lu-lrcau and Nalltattvl ucll known to t; rtlzinerson .. t donor s had a sw- tr t mtu-hill enrountt-t or :2′ . t .- wilt.-i. the Het twin. to tt or arr ltrst r-ol.-tu-is . .’= tinnnlm-m Tht- lotta:-uu tht Emerson rn vt.r.tontl Hymn sun; t r thtBattlt- Nlovvtzll 1 multit.1ulr 4. vw’. ‘ thtttr-st stnnal By ml- -:. tz tlttr llnmf ‘ l’ltc1rIl:t;,1r V r lltwt-hl. — . ntl lull tht tl y mt wotltl