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The True (North End) Story of Paul Revere

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Paul Revere was born in the North End on Jan. 1, 1735. His father was a French Huguenot born Apollos Rivoire. Apollos married Deborah Hitchborn of a well-known Boston family. He later changed his name to the Anglicized “Paul Revere,” which was the name given to his son, the third of 12 children. Paul Revere Jr. has a long and interesting history, though his current notoriety centers on his famous ride of April 18, 1775. Many of you may already know that the actual ride of Paul Revere was different from its portrayal in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s ...

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