Boston – Charlestown and USS Constitution

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Keywords: 1812, Boston, Boston Harbor, Charlestown, Constitution, Ironsides, Massachusetts, Neighborhood, Old Ironsides, USS Navy, Uss Constitution

Description: Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Originally called Mishawum by the Native Americans, it is located on a peninsula north of the Charles River, across from downtown Boston, and also adjoins the Mystic River and Boston Harbor. Charlestown was laid out in 1629 by Thomas Graves. It was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; it became a city in 1848 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874. It still maintains a strong Irish American population and identity. [Description text source: Wikipedia]

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