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The Adams family in Quincy
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From a walk today in my hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

The birthplace of John Adams, second US president. This is the oldest surviving presidential birthplace in the US, of course heavily reconstructed but accurately and on its original foundation. It has about 20 percent original timbers, dating as early as 1670 or so, including up to 26 inch wide flooring planks from the large white pines in the area. Pretty humble compared to Mt Vernon and Monticello, homes (not birthplaces) of the first and third presidents. The birthplace of the sixth president, John Quincy Adam’s, is in an adjacent cottage on this lot. Four US presidents (these two, plus Kennedy and GHW Bush) were born in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Cairn marking the location where Abigail Adams and her son John Quincy Adam’s are thought to have watched the smoke rise as the British burnt Charlestown, and heard the canons fire in the battles on Breed’s and Bunker Hills in June of 1775. One can, indeed, see Bunker Hill from here, about 12 miles to the north. That is the famous Quincy granite that the cairn is resting on; elsewhere, it is a monument and building quality granite that was quarried.

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