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    Default Verse #3

    If Thucydides is
    North of Xenophon
    Take five steps
    In the area of his direction
    A green tower of lights
    In the middle section
    Near those
    Who pass the coliseum
    With metal walls
    Face the water
    Your back to the stairs
    Feel at home
    All the letters
    Are here to see
    Eighteenth day
    Twelfth hour
    Lit by lamplight
    In truth, be free.

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    shared belief that this is

    BOSTON

    -last 4 lines refers to Paul Revere

    -many other speculations abound

    .........time to add a DAR ring to my collection.........





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    This is definitely Boston. Near Copley Square. I also found what I think is the design on the girls dress in image 11 along with other smaller details on her dress and the window behind her. I am 99% sure I have the correct spot.....but not down to the exact spot where to dig for something. I am going there next Saturday and will hopefully see some other things that I couldn't find on the internet. I'll post photos of what I see.

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    "Eighteenth day
    Twelefth hour
    Lit by Lamplight
    In truth be free"

    Paul Revere is the one who is known for taking the midnight ride but he is not the only one. The lesser known William Dawes also made the journey on the 18th at midnight. William Dawes was a famous member of the Old South Church in Copley Square

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    "Near those
    Who pass the coliseum
    With metal walls"
    Could mean somewhere near Fenway Park, fenway is brick & metal and could be considered a coliseum. It is in walking distance to Copley Square.

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    "All the letters
    Are here to see"
    and "112" in image 11

    Commitee on Corespondence was at 112 Boylston Street....about a mile from Copley Square??

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    "Near those
    Who pass the coliseum"
    There used to be a Peace Jubilee Coliseum on Dartmouth St. in Copley Square. It was built in the 1860's, I'm not sure when it was taken down or if it had metal walls.

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    Wow...it seems like you're single-handedly taking caring of this casque. Good luck!

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    Default Boston

    This one definately seems to be Boston, but I am not so sure it is near Copley Square exactly. The photo evidence isn't too convincing, really. Any news with new photographic evidence of a possible site? What about the renovation of Copley Square, do they ruin any chance it could still be there?

    What about in the North End? There is Paul Revere's house there, it is an Italian neighborhood, and the one if by land church is there. Also, the coliseum could be the Boston Gardens, which was torn down and remade into TD Banknorth (Fleetcenter.) Take a look at old photos of it... maybe it vaguely looks like a Coliseum.

    The real problem is that so much of Boston was rebuilt in the past 25 years, that it seems likely that the hiding place, if this be the city, was damaged, changed, or ruined forever.

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    Default Montreal?

    I know that most of the thread is leaning toward Boston. However, given that a lamp identical to the dog-head-horse-leg icon on the woman's left chest was found in Montreal, Canada at Club Mount Stephen, it may be there. I did some digging about Montreal, and from what I've found, McGill University houses works by Thucydides, and Concordia University houses works by Xenophon. Interestingly enough, McGill University is north of Concordia University, and relatively close. They are both south of Mount Royal Park. Near McGill University is Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, which was built in 1919. Mount Royal Park, which is quite expansive from the looks of it, has, in it's central area near the McGill University/Collusseum area, a large illuminated cross (perhaps the green tower of lights?) I must say that the Paul Revere allusion has a pretty strong tie to Boston, but the exact depiction of the lamp and the figure in the painting is also very impressive.

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