June 11th, 1837 – Riot in Boston!

The Broad Street Riot of Boston began on June 11th, 1837 when a company of Yankee firefighters met with an Irish funeral procession on Broad Street. Fire Engine Company 20 was returning from a fire in Roxbury. Many of the firefighters went to a saloon nearby. Afterwards, while traveling back to the firestation, George Fay either […]

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