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Rock Hill (now Savin Hill)

Artist:

Unknown

Location:

Savin Hill Park  

Location

Savin Hill Park
United States
42° 18' 38.4192" N, 71° 2' 55.212" W

Neighborhood:

Dorchester

Type:

Memorial

Year:

Unknown

Medium:

Granite

Collection:

Funders:

Description:

The landing site of Dorchester’s earliest settlers in June of 1630, the voyage from England had taken about three months in the ship Mary and John. The hill’s next claim to fame was serving as part of the earthworks and gun emplacements that the Continental army constructed to threaten the British troops occupying Boston in 1775, historically known as The Siege of Boston. Formerly known as "Rock Hill," today it is called Savin Hill.

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