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First Parish Church in Dorchester Steeple Removal

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    Photos of the removal of the steeple lantern at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 24 November 2006

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Good thing we have you to weigh in on all things historical in Boston!

Ian W.

FWIW, you're free to edit said Wikipedia article and remove the inaccuracies. That's kind of the point of Wikipedia's existence.


Why not fix the wikipedia article? Anybody can.

Do you have a reference for the Sept 7th date? I couldn't find it from the link.

Charles Swift

While I've given some thought to fixing the date in the Wikipedia entry, there is so much wrong with the Boston entry that it ultimately needs to be completely rewritten. I barely have enough time to write my own blog, much less fix all of the errors related to Boston history I find in Wikipedia.

If I'm going to go to the trouble of writing a history of Boston, I'm going to publish it here where I retain editorial control. I don't think collaboration necessarily results in a good consistent product.

There is also the issue of some images and text from my blog appearing on Wikimedia Commons in violation of my copyright. Repeated requests to remove my material have been ignored so I'm not feeling particularly charitable towards Wikimedia.

Charles Swift

Link to the information about the source of 7 September 1630 as the date of Boston's founding:

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