The statue of Paul Revere, near Old North Church, stands for the ride Paul Revere took to Concord and Lexington to announce to the patriots meeting there that the British were about to disembark on our shores. This was just before the War of 1776, when our fledgling nation was struggling for independence from England. The horse Paul Revere rode that night was actually a mare, but it wouldn't have been "proper" for him to be depicted on a bronze statue of a mare, so the sculptor, Cyrus Dallin, put Paul on a rugged looking stallion. Mr. Dallin's drawing of this sculpture was the one chosen from hundreds submitted by Boston artists, after the City announced a contest for ideas of a statue for the Prado (James Rego Square) location.
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