A quiet colonial town forever changed by the shot heard 'round the world on April 19, 1775, Lexington evolved from its famous roots and adapted to the ever-changing culture of the nation it helped create. Over the centuries, an influx of immigrants and new ideas helped shape the town from farming community to booming rail suburb and into today's diverse city that treasures its rich heritage while striving toward a dynamic future.
About the Author
Author Richard Kollen has taught history in Lexington's schools since 1974 and is also a lecturer at Boston's Northeastern University. A professional historian with articles published in various journals, he has received numerous teaching awards along with the Massachusetts Historical Society's Adams Fellowship and also serves as archivist for the Lexington Historical Society. In this new volume he combines alluring historic photographs with a fresh and engaging narrative that examines the essence of Lexington both before and long after that famous April morning.