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"cops hill" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

06:31 min | 1 year ago

"cops hill" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Steve Reggie Talk Radio 77 W. ABC Patriots challenge the English mastery of the Royal Navy. However, the major action is going to be in Boston because the Patriots have encircled with their headquarters at Cambridge and the militias there now gathering so that forces air coming from Connecticut from New Hampshire. From very far away New Jersey and they're gathering to ring in the English led by Gage Gage has thes three generals have arrived in late May, and they have their plans. And they have their orders. Walter how has a plan to challenge the Patriots to challenge them directly? Burgoyne has a plan to because he wants Uh, he wants elbow room. He wants to break out. What is House plan? What is General Howe's plan to General Gage? Well, it's it's kind of interesting First, that neither the British nor the Colonials have occupied some strategic ground, both at Dorchester Heights to the south of Boston and at AA. Bunker Hill, which is on the Ah kind of peninsula there that juts out from Charleston. We've got to remember that in this particular time, Boston really is a long peninsula itself with a real narrow neck going to the south toward Dorchester. All of the landfills and all of the things sort of the expansion of the girth of Boston. If you will does hasn't occurred yet, and won't for some for some decades. Well, Burgoyne is talking about going out and trying to, as you say, get a little bit of elbow room and push the rebels back a little bit. How thinks that they ought to go ahead and move across the Charles River and take the high ground, which which, at the moment is unoccupied on on Bunker Hill. They do have a fleet admiral Rear admiral. Samuel Graves in charge of it, and they have a lot of guns, floating guns. And they also Khun Set up a battery on cops. Hill. What is the plan? That the Admiral ones? What does he want to burn? Well, the the admiral, quite frankly, from the very beginning has wanted to burn Charleston across the Charles River. Uh, he thinks that all it does is really provide places for sniper fire, such as the British endured on that retreat from from Lexington, and he would have just a soon shelled Charleston and burned it to the ground. What Gage is not permitted him to do that. And as we get into the confrontational little bit, and finally there's the decision really, almost simultaneously or close in time frame, both on the rebel side that hey, we need to seize that high ground at Bunker Hill and at the same time, the British saying Well, we were across the Charles at Charleston as we retreated from Lexington. We better get back over there and and capture those heights. So what we've got is we've got the rebel forces going across the Charleston Peninsula and beginning to dig in on Bunker Hill just about the same time the night before the British are deciding that they should go across the Charles and occupy those heights. First write the plan on the How, and Clinton and Burgoyne engage is to launch their capture of Dorchester Heights on Sunday, June 18th. That was the plan over that's going to be forced because the Patriots see the same problem. The rebels see the same problem and they moved to take command of Charleston Heights, which is Bunker Hill. Important now is the command on the Patriot side because it creates confusion that will lead to casualties. Israel punting A Putnam is a colonel from Connecticut and Prescott is a colonel from what Massachusetts, Massachusetts. But who is the general where the general's? Where are the commanders? Well, the commander is is in Cambridge, saying that his responsibility is to defend the stores there and to make sure that the British don't break out of of, um Boston and really create havoc. He's beginning to feel the nucleus off what will become a continental army once, about a month after this George Washington arrives on the scene. But he's very careful that he wants to be at least defensive in terms of preserving his ability to fight that said he gives instructions both to Israel, Putnam and to William Prescott. That they're to go onto the peninsula there at Charleston and occupy those those heights. They have a couple of colonels commanding regiments who take control as other regiments arrive one at a time on Charleston Heights. Artemus Ward at Cambridge is protecting not only of the British from breaking out, but also the Patriots. They're gathered around him, including Harvard College is very concerned about its library. They evacuate that and they're prepared now for a gunfight. Cop hit Cops. Hill has a British battery removed from the warships. To to shoot against Charlestown, which has not been burned, and we'll go to the morning of the 17th because the ink of the you believe There are people scouting out Charles Towns Heights Bunker Hill early in the day. They don't move their until what is 16 They moved their on the 16th In the 16th. They gather in Cambridge about six o'clock and then they march out there late in the day. This is summertime, so there's lots of light to the English see them moving up to The heights before the darkness falls. No. The rebels take up those positions and begin to dig ditches and trenches. Ah, and the first news that the British really have, even though I tell a story that's reportedly has Henry Clinton out prowling around, I think perhaps an expectation of what he thinks is going to be the attack on Dorchester that he may learn of it a little bit earlier. Then some of the lookouts But eventually lookouts on British ships that are station in the Charles is about 4 a.m..

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"cops hill" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

08:46 min | 1 year ago

"cops hill" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"The road to revolution it is now springs seventeen seventy five there are incidents in all directions as far north as much science which is then part of Massachusetts that now main there also incidents at see what Walter describes is Lexington of the sea and which the colonials the patriots challenge the English mastery of the Royal Navy however the major action is going to be a and Boston because the patriots have encircled with their headquarters at Cambridge and the militias are now gathering so that forces are coming from Connecticut from New Hampshire from very far away New Jersey and they're gathering to ring in the English a led by gauge gauge has these three generals have arrived in late may and they have their plans and they have their orders Walter how has a plan to challenge the patriots to challenge them directly Burr going has a plan to because he wants he wants elbow room he wants to break out what is house plan what is general house plan to general gay well it's it's kind of interesting first that neither the British nor the colonials have occupied some strategic ground both at Dorchester heights to the south of Boston and at Bunker Hill which is on the the peninsula there that juts out from Charles we got to remember that in this particular time Boston really is a long peninsula itself with the real narrow neck going to the south towards Dorchester all of the landfills and all of the things are sort of the expansion of the girth of Boston if you will does hasn't occurred yet and and won't for some for some decades Wilbur going is talking about going out and and trying to as you say get a little bit of available room and pushed the rebels back a little bit how things that they ought to go ahead and move across the Charles river and take the high ground which which at the moment is on occupied on on Bunker Hill they do have a fleet to admit a rear admiral said I Samuel graves in charge of it and they have a lot of guns floating guns and they also can set up a battery on cops hill what is the plan that the admiral wants what does he want to burn the admiral quite frankly from the very beginning has wanted to burn Charleston across the Charles river he thinks that all it does is really provide places for sniper fire such as the British in board on that retreat from from Lexington and he would have just assumed shelves Charleston and burned to the ground but Gage is not permitted him to to do that and as we get into the confrontational little bit and finally there's a decision really almost simultaneously or or close in time frame both on the rebel side that Hey we need to seize the high ground yeah Bunker Hill and at the same time the British saying well we were across the Charles at at Charleston as we retreated from Lexington we better get back over there and and capture those high so what we've got is we've got the rebel forces going across the Charleston peninsula and beginning to dig in on Bunker Hill just about the same time the night before the British are deciding that they should go across the Charles in occupied those hikes first write the plan on the how and Clinton and we're going to gauge is to launch their capture of Dorchester heights on Sunday June eighteenth that was the plan however that's going to be forced because the patriots see the same problem the rebel see the same problem and they moved to take command of Charleston heights which is Bunker Hill important now is the command on the patriots side because it creates confusion that will lead to casualties Israel Ponta Putnam is a colonel from Connecticut and Prescott is a colonel from what Massachusetts Massachusetts but who is the general where the generals where are the commanders well the the the commander is is in Cambridge saying that his responsibility is to defend the stores there and to make sure that the British don't break out of of Boston and really create havoc he's he's beginning to feel the nucleus of what would become the Continental Army once about a month after this George Washington arrives on the scene but he's he's very careful that he wants to be at least defensive in terms of preserving his ability to fight that said he gives instructions both to Israel Putnam and to William Prescott that there to go on to the potential of the Charleston and occupied those those heights they have a couple of colonels commanding regiments who take control as other regiments arrive wanted a time on Charleston heights Artemus ward at Cambridge is protecting not only of the British from breaking out but also the patriots they're gathered around him including Harvard College is very concerned about its library they evacuate that and they're gonna tear now for a gun fight cop hit cop still has a British battery removed from the the warships too loud to shoot against Charles town which has not been burned and we'll go to the morning of the seventeenth out because the end of the of the you believe there are people scouting out Charlestown's heights Bunker Hill early in the day they don't move there until what is sixteen they they move there on the sixteenth into the are the sixteen they gather at Cambridge about six o'clock and then they March out there late in the day this is summer time so there's a lots of light to the English see them moving up to the heights of before the darkness falls no the the rebels take up those positions and begin to dig ditches and trenches and the first news that the British really have even though I tell a story that's reportedly has Henry Clinton out prowling around I think perhaps in expectation of what he thinks is going to be the attack on Dorchester thank you may learn of it a little bit earlier than some of the lookouts but and eventually lookouts on British ships at our station in the Charles is about four AM hear or see because of the early morning sun the fact that there's this line of entrenchments across the top of Bunker Hill to close is healed toward Boston let's do quickly here before we get to the battle it's Bunker Hill there was no breeze hill in seventeen seventy five so even I don't not in seventeen seventy five that's sort of a trivia question everybody says all the battle of Bunker Hill and was involved on retail but retail is really a name that's post seventeen seventy five and be even though there are two different elevations sort of a a for lower one but there's three till now closest and then Bunker Hill higher and and behind it there were those two elevations sort of step down one two if you will I have Bunker Hill at a hundred and ten feet breed's hill at sixty two feet molten hill at thirty five feet so it's stepped up and it's it's the centerpiece the sixty two feet where they're going to dig the works and prepare to meet the English and right now the English no it's they've got a scramble their plans they were going to go on the eighteenth but it's now the morning of the seventeenth and the orders are given to gather at the docks to sail around eleven o'clock in the morning so they're going to win full daylight cross with heavy packs in the heat and make an assault on the gathering forces of the patriots on what becomes the battle of Bunker Hill there will be mistakes made on both sides but it's important now to watch how this battle is fought because we're going to watch the future of the battle but how how how and Clinton and we're going to handle themselves against the patriots the book is American spring Lexington Concord in the road to revolution Walter born in is the author I'm John Batchelor.

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"cops hill" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast

The Jock and Nerd Podcast

13:31 min | 1 year ago

"cops hill" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast

"When I was watching this there was maybe like very little that I was charmed by and I don't know Oh fits because I haven't watched a lot? I only watched it once and like I saw at once and I was like maybe I didn't like the Gee maybe I was one of those people that was like turned off by it when I saw the death blossom seen Taoist spinning around and shooting everything sure a ah but the CG put the CG reminds me of like video games. I used to play so I have. I don't have distinct memories of this. This movie being great once and I was like all right like that was the movie and I didn't want to buy the figures. I didn't want to get the video game and play it. I never made it past. Video Games came and went it was all like the dark crystal darkness by was turned off by that you too so I mean it's not like this property can be rebooted into something quite thank you can. I would love to see a continuation Nicole. It's called ready player. The kind of budget other movements like okay so let's let me give an olive branch you Monte the concepts that are in this movie kind of have been using other movements derivative. Yes Ah well but at its at its time it wasn't right. It wasn't derivatives. Maybe there was some of the things that were like. Maybe episodes of like whatever like outer limits through something might have been similar but like for the most part it was kind of you know kind of new idea that was cool so you have that you have the fact that they we're had the balls to try something new with CGI and that's basically about for like say for me. It's it would it's missing is an Robo hinted at is is. There's just no like that. Charm Eighties charm. It's it's one of those movies where you I watched. This and people rave about the great eighties movies. Aren't you show me this going through. What are you talking about like? I've seen and I haven't seen a ton of eighties movies all the movies. I've seen that people thought were really charming. They're actually a really charming this one just watching and just kind of a flat film. I I like the fact that is why does Maggie love Alex. I Love You Alex. I liked that she chose to go with him and he actually gets to go live out his dream and fight in this war like I want to see that movie does she like we. We learn you like you're supposed to learn about the lead around be like oh I lo- I liked this guy yeah but you know in the beginning he's just a Gamer and he's like he helps out the family but but he really wants to leave but he helps out the trade. He's he's he's not selfish. She sacrifices to help everyone and he just wants to play his video. Just missiles the tunnel lake that there aren't Ralph Macho well. It's a it's a lower tier from all the movies that came out that year clearly do yeah. Let's let's talk about this. GHOSTBUSTERS gremlins commodity greatly class to watch thatch arm that Magic Indiana Jones forgot about this rough even star wars that preceded superman that preceded all of these movies is that preceded it by years with weaker special effects and lower budgets have more at eight magic to it so I feel like unless LSU grew up watching this movie yeah now. I don't know I'm not GonNa oh man. This is a tough year so here. Let me read four release. Okay Beverly Hills. Those Cop Busters Joan Yeah Gremlins Karate Kid Yup Police Academy Police Academy footloose Cowboy Romancing the stone three splash. These are the top ten grossing out great one and like I mean this Guy's choice. Jason doesn't compare. I Bet Jason like me like why grew up playing video games as a kid who watch this but ah when you were going to the arcade I saw this movie. I'd be like that would be amazing if that actually if I beat this like it's something you wanted to have then watch karate kid and go I want to go into the DOJ and lurker honest quad no after karate for like for like six months and you see this and you have that complete suspension of disbelief I could see how you might like. It's cheesy. It's win. Anthony watched power rangers right right right right but into Anthony. There's something charming to that. That's probably the worst movie that we had missed. It's probably one of the worst movie ever. That's why I find this charming. ah I mean if your kid at the time that's why I'm saying me as at twenty thousand nine hundred ninety one yes time didn't get it. You're not gonNA connect but that's what I thought I was very interested to see. What are your in movies? What eighty four was a major around man? They really fucking. There's some great shit. What's the best movie out of those that I list? I fucked temple whom I mean how are you going to be dealing with. Karate kid like ghostbusters Prodi indicate ghostbusters or like two of my all time favorites although Beverly Hills Cop hills cop is an amazing also a great stone is a great movie also Yeah Four Foot Foot Lucille's. I Kevin Bacon Bacon. Verbal rain came out that year to which is crazy. Maybe what a year for me so this movie is struggling amongst those actual good movies kind of slips by becomes a cult hand Conan the destroyer the fact that we had tron wargames dealt with video games names that nobody had done the guy wrote it it's one Guy Jonathan BUTYL inspired after a trip to an arcade and the original trailer park setting was supposed to be suburbia Abia but he thought that's too much spielberg movie like et so they tried hard to distance themselves from you know George Lucas and Spielberg with this movie trying to make a different but everything he even says an interview everything comes back to fucking Spielberg revenge of the nerds came on eighty four. Oh that's Great Jesus Christ there was they are working on a sequel with the original writer so I think it's it can be it's like a sequel or reboot. I sort of want to see what series about the future man or something well. The Guy Guy Plays the video games on Hulu. Call Future Man Story. He plays Dave they call it and it's pointless to me. It's been Dundee's Sunday's ready player one. I think they'll the push this made for. CGI for movies was huge in a deserves that Iran. I think this is a tough movie movie to remake now not in terms of it being difficult to remake but just like the appeal of it like you'd really have to because I just mentioned Jumanji Manji and now tron in which McCall at the ready player one like these are all the same kind of film yet. I'll start with last starfighter. Well well it really but really it's. It's you know it's your King Arthur Sword in the stone story. That was our little bit of very odd thing about this movie is the main villain doesn't die Holler yeah he just he he leaves as if they're setting up a sequel yeah he's goes out the escape. That's Ryan Oh. She's like Oh for God's yeah at the very and he does take off. was there anything cinematic about any of that shit knows real. No I look so I read this article that actually pointed out that the movie mirrors there's itself in a way it's the same stuff happens from the beginning to the middle and then the middle to the end. If you think about it in the beginning you know what's Alex's playing video game came at the end. His brother is playing the video game sure you know in the beginning. They're moving away from Rilo is coming to Earth at the end. They're going to Rilo. There's a lot of interesting. Structurally it is a complete mirror so I really enjoyed that you saw him play this video game and then you saw him do the same thing in the real ship and and get that satisfaction of like he trained he took down the commandship. You think when sorry to interrupt you think when James Gunn was making guardians to that he was are you is using this movie as the fight or what have you heal for the was it the what is it called those people. Oh I forgot forgot what their names were. They play video games shooting around that's right. They did same thing it's the same kind of feel plus. There was a star Wars Arcade game that you sat sat in and you could play like a tie fighter and it was all blocks and polygons. It looked a lot like that last starfighter game but the heyday of arcades the days when I would go down to the liquor store play Super Mario brothers and it was fine. Nobody said she'll there was nobody was like why do you have video games for kids in the liquor store. Nobody cared for what it's it's worth. I I love good video video game arcades growing up where you big into the biking for the Arcades Anthony No my dad would take me an idea he just he would literally really spent all his money because I would just not leave a certain video game until I beat it all nice yeah so he would just keep providing gold coins. I just keep wow I mean this was cool. Dad was awesome. You were there when the games were really good you know in the Golden Age in the eighties I was going well. I wasn't there in eighty so I'm saying the this yeah this movie in that timeframe same thing though like you saw it in stranger things was kind of kind of very accurate where everyone would would hang out and they try to beat the game but the arcades pool halls were now go to the pool hall there was an arcade in the Pool Hall and in the Movie Theater Handy Arche nine days. It's either them anymore. No no they're around. I mean you have to go to either a chain like a dave and buster's the really expensive yet where they do that but they'll by like an arcade with like a like a bowling alley slash bar. Oh the bore you yeah or you go to the beer caves calling for adults where they have all the video the games and then he crept serve Craft Beers have been one of those here in Chicago but no plenty of Hog got a gold award. I've been dying Illinois. It sounds like a lot of we used to play street fighter and mortal Kombat right yeah yeah and we would start housing people and everything then is not to sound racist which means he's Asian guy show up and they really good about yourself and then boom you got you got destroyed. He's suzy put the quarter up off fuck and then that was it. You're done something about. They knew the game. He knew the game way better than we you did to my face. Some of my favorite like paper Boy Kung Fu Master Gauntlet fucking gallagher was always great these just classic Z. Games. They seem to have come out of nowhere all the arcades and this movie kind of picking up on that you know I think it was smart of them to to to use this because of the popularity of Arcades Hokey cliche movie. It's complete nostalgic play for me though I don't think if they did a better better job with it I think it would have stood the test of bringing the atmosphere of an arcade or something. I think just making a better film. Is something missing I it was just something missing have those listed. It doesn't have that charm. What would be a movie about video games? That would be somewhat close nice to that like the feel of this yeah you ready player ones the anyway and I think I never saw the original. Try Shaw tron leg. It's the first I Toronto parking good. I wonder if that holds up lizard with with the cat savage and the power glove the Nintendo I see I I think this holds up as video game movie because it's not actually adapting video game in every movie that's tried to adapt videogame has not been crazy successful the movie tomatoes it got seventy seven seventy audience score of sixty nine even critics averaged six point two three out of ten so out just six point two but yeah so you can look at us movie as a movie and a piece of art as medium but then I can't separated from me growing up playing games and this movie just coming on TV so this yeah I've. I've seen this movie types that I do really enjoy. I love the ship really well designed like it's the game looks cool. We'll play it. I don't know I think if you you added like if you re did it with the better special effects now it would be you could make the movie is missing a lot it is I think that what they have there is not too bad..

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"cops hill" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

07:49 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Temperatures back here in in the winter say it's negative twelve degrees and you left your house at fifty five degrees you can just look at your app see what's going on make sure your house is maintaining so there's a lot of different things that you can do rather than just turning it on or off even from a checking Stamkos what peace of mind that's where I would say and the other thing is is like you know we can do this with our cars now I live in I work out of a three story building a four story building on the third floor in the winter time it's so neat to hit that auto start and do that when we are looking at our furnaces can we do virtually anything we can do with the thermostat in other words if it has been hot and then all of a sudden starts to get cold can't we switch from heating the cooling can we do all that yeah you can turn your your heat on your your air conditioning on even down to your fan adjusts temperatures up down there's also some neat things that are coming out as well and in two story homes obviously one system two story home jobs there's always a little warmer there's different things that you can do now with wireless sensors we can put wireless sensors on the second floor we can average them between first floor second so there's a lot lot of really really neat things and and even as of about five years ago we would have to run a hard wire to be able to put those sensors and now everyone's Bluetooth wireless and like I said you can average between those so definitely some really really cool things even down to there's probably people listening that have that thermostat in their front dining room or office the sun bakes in there in the running hits that thermostat so a lot of times all our customers to Hey can I move my thermostat over here and it's like yeah we can do that but we are punch holes yeah I'm running dry wall and everything else let's keep it right where it is let's put that little wireless sensor over wherever you see that it's best in and that's where it's going to actually read the temperature from so just an amazing technologies that are available I just love that you're hearing the voice of Brian carpenter he's the president and owner of plumbing heating paramedic soul friend of mine actually I had a a you probably remember us by a sewage plant in of all the things that I had never done as a plumber I'd never pulled a sewage pump so I called you and I had cut some spots for if you remember and they said in the guy was guy that I knew he jerked it out of there and the first thing you taught me was always have a garden hose cord close and so even plumbers old master plumbers can can learn a lot and I have such a respect for you guys you you do it well and the the technology coming out of the home one of the things that I was surprised that there was no paper invoice yeah it was email talk about what technology you guys have I mean not only do you have a GPS to send a guy too but he's doing everything on an iPad talk about what it what it means to have a plumber or an HVAC guy at your home yeah I'm you know even down from a G. P. S. thing of the trucks and and tracking them in in our office we have a big screen where you know it shows everybody where they ARE logistically because when a customer calls in its which technician is the closest to that person and and where are they and route so even from a dispatching standpoint that is a technology that has really improved our industry in general do you know where that technology was first seen in America where is that Beverly hills cop hills cop that was with Eddie Murphy you know and they showed where this car was in that car was and then all of a sudden that technology the people who were in in construction business said what the hell we can use that and they start asking questions and Motorola came out with stuff and then all the tracking stuff the guy across the street from me Ryan turn asking his whole business is putting that technology on over the road trucks even where they can get gas and to open up the gas tank so it's incredible time no I was just had a customer the other day and and he's in the school bus industry for GPS and a lot of school districts are going to this technology as well where instead of you know mom or dad standing out waiting for the kid to get off the bus they actually can get a text when the bus is arriving so there's just all kinds of technologies but as far as the the plumbing heating or air conditioning tech showing up at your house you know having iPads on hand being able to look up their history you know history is a big part of of a home and when a technician can just pull up and see that Mrs Jones we've been here three times and this is what we did it can help them with diagnosing okay we tried this three months ago now here's what was recommended and it just really really helps the communication process a lot too to duplicate that now that's that's database management we used to have files by name and all of the third copies of the invoices not think about this we don't have to make paper copies of anything more we can pull it up on the computer but it used to be that every and we filed in by addressing him by homeowners so we could we could find it but that just for the poor plumber to say has a sleek before I mean if we if if the recirculating on if we had a copper leak on this before what should I start looking at Sir what technology that's really great let's see if we can take a quick call first up is Jeff was talk to Jeff Hey Jeff you're on the on the air with Ryan carpenter and I'm Tony Smith what's up yeah I got a world and it very low output well maybe less after down a minute okay and I was told I have a sixty gallon pressure tank now I was told I could either thank you like a hundred seventeen gallons thanks to it it would give me more of a on hand by water you know okay that's not a good idea well you've you're sooner or later you have to deal with the well issue do you know how deep is a shallow well as the world you know where you're at it's pretty deep like over Turkey you know what part of the city do you where do you live Jeff what county many southern Johnson County son okay that explains it all right you get down into the clay layers down towards a brown county here's what I suggest and I just did this for my reverse osmosis unit I had a reverse osmosis unit had a three gallon tank and we were just using too much water so what I did is I bought a eleven gallon tank and in what it does is it that the that the pressure of the the time frame in there can supplies as much as we want now in your case if you're only getting half a gallon a minute you better have a bigger storage tank Ryan I'm gas and maybe even a hundred and twenty just to get through a shower tub well yeah I would I would agree with that as well yeah yeah so what Jeff I tell you what what I do my go to company on that is C. 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"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

11:37 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"NewsRadio ten thirty Jay talking. We definitely strive not to be not for Jack this image of me here. Talking to you. And. It's more like community and never is it more like a community went Anthony's here. Right. Everyone. Just kinda. It's like we're on a big room. We are. We're all friends. And if we don't know one another we become friends by the end of the show talk to Jack and Dorchester, what's up check. Hey, how you doing? Well, I stop. Hey market. I used to go in there with my father on Saturday back in the early fifties. And he's toboggan bagging, by know. He was Boston firemen. He knew he knew what he was doing. And then I got my first lobster Dorado there. And of course, we went down. And I don't exactly know where I got it. But I had my first pizza, and but what I really wanted to call about was the Kennedys had a, you know, John Fitzgerald, John Fitzgerald, Honey Fitz. Correct was was born down. There rose was baptized. Had a funeral from Saint Leonard's. That's right. And one from from from Saint Stephen's. What does it say? Stephen, correct. Yes. But she was baptized and say, no, she was baptized Saint Stephen's and buried from there too. Yeah. Yeah. Saint leonard. I was saying that's one of the things about the north end was even though they were Roman Catholic churches, they were very stratified. So St. Leonard's was the. No, it was not. It was the society was the second oldest Italian Roman Catholic church in New England for eighteen seventy two. But then there was also Saint Mary's which was a Roman Catholic church. Brought it was so the Irish Saint Stephen's again that was the society church for the Irish Sacred Heart. But in a to realize these things in a lot of ways that touched upon the immigrant groups now, you mentioned Honey Fitz, John Fitzgerald himself had gone to Harvard Medical School but had to drop out after his father's death. And when he married his daughter, one of many was Rose Fitzgerald who later would become not only the wife of Joseph Kennedy who became ambassador to the quarter Saint James, but she was the foul the mother of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and they derived from the north end granted eventually they moved to. Act and then to Dorchester when he became mayor of Boston. But the north end was the. Beginning point of many, many families anything else, Jack. Another thing. Funny cide was the underboss Dangelo streak. Yes. How could basically where the Boston? Mafia was run all the numbers and all that. All right, Jack. Thank you very much Greg picture and Anthony's book is the picture of looks like Ted Kennedy at the north end branch library, right and build a sixty five. Now is that the one that's celebrating their on Parmenter street. Now the other night I had a few minutes on Thursday, and I popped in there to read the local newspapers, including the post gazette, which is a wonderful Italian American community newspaper, the talks about a lot of the north end. But they've recently restored this wonderful marble bust of Christopher Columbus and the garden has been replanted beautifully done beautiful. And you know, this is a mid nineteen sixties very modernistic library of the period. But Ted Kennedy came at the behest of Geraldine Herrick who was in that photograph. She was the branch librarian for the Boston public library. And you had to realize this was again, another one of those major parts of the neighborhood the library. It was not just a place to borrow books. But it was a community center. They were lectures, there are concerts. Just like that goes on today. Many times the friends of the north end library of actually supported many of these events. I've lectured there many times, but it's part of that neighborhood. All right now, it's Bobby and Charlestown bobby's history guy, and he's the history guy that lives in Charlestown, be probably has something to say about this to how you doing. Bradley, I help I can live up to such an endorsement Anthony good to talk to you again same here since you library Howard Johnson's very now. Return? It's great listen until the north end. At the street on Birtles that you go downstairs, it's now on Hanover street, and it's open from eleven to three nights. Bradley. They sell them already bear in the lines out the door, but they close at three. Going eleven haven't Cheney's Cal Jones. Every it's a nice flavor. Kids used to come Charlestown high school. I went to Columbus high school for a while. And then I come back to Charleston, but. So many good memories. And. When you talk about the guy crunch spaghetti. He ran toward what was called the gase. I guess it was a gas station near their something. But. That was also right near the the brakes had a. Well, there are Macau's wherever and they made a movie Tony Curtis. Six bridges to cross the Bilton right there. Yes. The garage on them. It's great listening to the north. You know before when you had to go to New Hampshire for biz we still go over the north. And there was a variety store, we could buy this. You know, whatever checked up sometimes. Red, and yeah, you know, it's still quite a good neighborhood. It's still family neighborhood. Saint John's school is still there. And the Elliott school a lot of people from Charlestown and Boston they get their kids in there. Well, the funny thing was on the north end earlier in this century a lot of people went to the Christopher Columbus high school. But then there was Julie billiad high school. Well. Girls. Yeah. You know, different tan. A little more neighbor was it still very much center. It's still caters to the families are not banned. Correct. I know Tony DeMarco the box. Yes. Bob. Alright Cooper and Endicott. Right. Well, Saint Mary's church too. By the way, this guy boxes used to go in there. And. Before they gonna shine a slice step. Put a Leech on that Sokol the dead blood out. Talk about lengthy. He was a big FOX and promoter. Goes right through their weight. Well, there's a wonderful statue of Tony DeMarco now right at Hanover cross-strait. And I think a lot of people need to know who these people really were. Exactly. Not just. Michael statue. If you look at it. And then you see the fire escape. It embodies such a working class guy. You know tenements? Exactly. Great thing. But thanks again. Thanks Mara night, right across from the Bunker Hill mining meant that the carnival monument have in monument square appel, professor Robert Allison is gonna be there. He's going to be doing a lecture on the Boston massacre. And also. All right. Bye, bobby. Thank you very much. Thank bradley. You guys talk about the Kennedy JFK came to my grandmother's house forty six Chastain was to help them all the way up. He was in the car behind him and Dallas. Terry library to lot of history here tax walk is welcome Bobby. Thank you. Well, let's get back to the book. Anthony, if you if we could we talked about cops hill, and we we did talk about the Haymarket a little bit. Is there more than we want to talk about that? I mean, it was an actual hay market, exactly. And it actually sold. Hey in the book, I've talked in some ways that actually there was a hey scale in the very center of Haymarket square that started with that very high rise parking garages. But you know, when I was a child I can't remember that parking garage being built and the configuration being changed and everything. Liberal offend has changed a lot the surrounding areas, especially especially on the waterfront and then Haymarket square, but you know, in a way, it's still is a neighborhood, but you have all these different streets. You know, the you talk about Salem street Hanover street, and I tried it a lot of ways to chronicle not just the streets themselves, but how they evolved. You know, the tents and all that have the vegetables in the Haymarket, that's one thing. But there those buildings where you walk down the steps, and he gets a. Hacked up pieces of cow. And that's right. And they'll have all kinds of stuff down the stairs. And you look at the book. It looks the same now along that strip. It certainly does. I mean, Blackstone street was something in a lot of ways that the buildings themselves data the nineteenth century some very early twentieth century, and you can still see sign Jon the sides of the buildings Kennedy butter at egg. But those meat markets and poultry markets. It's not so much fish. But those are things that you can actually get as you say the side of a cow, but especially at say holiday season, one might actually get a leg of lamb. So it's quite good. Okay. We're gonna continue. We still have another delicious beautiful half hour to go with Anthony some ARCO talking about the north end and his book. Actually, he's got two or three books on the north end WBZ. Boston's NewsRadio CBS news update a widespread. Bribery scheme is rock the college admissions world, actresses CEOs. And coaches have been engulfed in a federal investigation where they allegedly paid to have people do illegal activities to get their kids into top colleges. At the center of the scandal is a California admissions consultant named William singer who's already pleaded guilty says correspondent chip Reid. He has an organization in Newport Beach, California, it's called college and career network is the foundation what parents would do is contribute money to that foundation. And then. Charitable foundation, allegedly not only would they get their child in the college through this fraudulent scheme. But they would then be able to write it off on their taxes. One.

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"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

11:38 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty jogging north with. Anthony samarco's got a book then and now book Boston's north end, and I invite you to call to just talk about the north end together kind of have a little a little meat and have a little fun. And by the way, Bob in the north end call maybe last night to go ahead and give them a dispensation because you're supposed to only call once a week, but he lives in the north end. So I'm going to let them off the hook for that. If you want if you're listening, Bob, and you wanna call because he's kind of an expert. He's been there. A long time you who who knows you might know him. I don't know man, possibly now you have your book north end, and he starts out with cops hill right house about cops hill copse hill is a place that everybody knows of because of the burial ground and cops hill burial ground is one of the three oldest burial grounds in downtown Boston. But you know, cops hill was once known as windmill hill and Guinea hill. And I think in a lot of ways people don't realize the evolution of a city, sometimes involves different names. But at one time William cop at a windmill at the top of the hill in a windmill was something that actually took advantage of the winds. And of course, the blades would turn and it was a gristmill and they would grind corn. But by the period of the latter part of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. It was also referred to as Guinea hill and many people don't realize that it was the largest congregation of African Americans in Boston in that period. Prior to the revolution. Many of them lived in and around Guinea hill and giddy hill was for Guinea or the west coast of Africa. So it was a colloquialism, but on the other hand, many people did live there would eventually be the area of if they would move from to the northern slope of beacon hill and then eventually in the twentieth century towards Roxbury Dorchester, notice lower beacon hill is the site of the faces Cambridge street. Correct. Is with Joyce Rico's? Exactly. And you know, the African meeting house was of the crest of. What is today joy street on Smith lane? It was a wonderful place. But it was also the fact that they saw this area. The north end does. An area that was where many of them lived. But, you know, the north end was also something in a lot of ways that had this wonderful artisan class and Paul revere. Everyone thinks as the midnight ride of Paul revere, a silversmith he was a man who may dentures for President, George Washington, not very good dentures back. I've actually seen the walrus I won't say teeth, but tusks and as to look at these things at mount Vernon, and I would say, wow, they're incredible. But suppose that was the best thing that was event I guess the real problem for Washington in his latter days was mouth pain caused by his dentures. I think it's probably something that afflicts many people even to this day. But I think one of the concepts is to realize revere was a pretty interesting person. But you know, one of the things I talk about is this overlay. I teach at Boston University. And I teach a history of Boston course. And I talk about the north end is the place that most people perceive of as the. Talion American neighborhood. But you know, the funny thing is they were immigrants even on the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Many of them were Puritans that had come from England seeking religious freedom. But Paul reveres family were French, and they were Hugo noughts and one of the aspects was after the revocation of the edict of dance all Protestants had to leave France if they didn't accept Roman Catholicism, so the Huguenot spur a Desportivo that went all over western Europe. And of course, the new world and Apollo spread wa from France came to Boston and Apollo's revolve was the father of Paul revere. Paul revere junior was baptized as polos and you had to realize in some ways that he was indicative of that overlay of immigration Paul revere. Reno was born Apollo river of wa yes. So it's a faster is worth. Price of admission right there. Exactly. And I you know, when people look at his house, which still stands which is the oldest house in downtown Boston. The oldest dozen balls does the Blake house in Dorchester. But the concept is Paul revere house in north square which was built in sixteen eighty great example of an early house restored in one thousand nine hundred seven by Joseph Everett Chandler, but you had to realize in some ways the Paul revere live there the last three decades of the eighteenth century, and he was married had eight children by the first wife, and after she died he remarried and had eight children by the second wife. And then he lived there with at least seven apprentices than any given time learning the silversmith trade. So I think it was probably a burgeoning household. Yeah. But it was indicative of the artisan class. So what we see as portrait of the museum of fine arts, and he's an artisan smock and invest and he's holding. Teapot with a leather pillow. He's beginning to engrave it. Probably with the hatch -ment of fairly aristocratic Boston family. You had to realize John singleton Copley was depicting not a grand gentlemen, as in most of us portrait's, the people who could afford to have him paint them. But he was painting somebody who we owed a debt to because Paul revere was a silversmith and a Goldsmith, and he would make the frames for the miniatures for John singleton Copley many of which are in the museum and as a result. It was probably a little bit of a tit for tat trade. But here you were in the north end surrounded by water. So you had waterfront you had projecting. Wards into Boston Harbor Boston's economy in the seventeenth and eighteenth and very early nineteenth century was a mercantile economy. It was all see trading ships trade. And of course, all the accoutrements that went. From canvas sail. Making rope making you know, and you had sailors and you had everything imaginable from Royal governors. Living in the defense such as governor Hutchinson who had a house that Milton as well. But you have these rodeo governors the various ministers, the well to do the artisan class, and then sailor. So it was something before the revolution. That was incredible. But that overlay which continue in the nineteenth century with immigration to Boston. So when I look at these things, and I teach these courses to try to show, how many people came to the new world one seeking religious freedom and other to escape famine, and poverty, others seeking social upheaval through revolutions, you begin to realize in some ways that everyone was seeking a better life and each one of them contributed to that evolution not just of the city but of that neighborhood. Going back to Washington as an aside. Why way with talking right after I mentioned his teeth. I thought why didn't he why didn't Washington just take his teeth out if it was so miserable. And I realize as president you are public figure, then I you know, how he didn't really want to be president. He wanted just go back, home and farm. Well, I'm thinking maybe so we can take his teeth out the minute. He got back to mount Vernon. He took those teeth out of Sherry did every night. Anyway, we go to Mark Allston here. We go payment would like to ask you guess. Whom he thinks serves the best pizza in the north end pizza. Well, if I could say something of the past I would say, the European I think in a lot of the European was a place found in the nineteen twenties when a closed in nineteen Ninety-seven lamented to this day. I wonder I mean, who do you think serves the best pizza? Wow. I like sometimes to stop that. When I'm coming home from work. I like to stop at pizzeria, Regina, which started in the north end still has its headquarters in the north. Branch restaurant in Allston. Well, you know, the funny thing is in a lot of ways pizza is something that has become a major food. I don't care what anybody says many people have pizza for supper ultimate comfort, and it's delicious. But I agree with you on pizzeria Gina now what I was a child. My father's first cousin Maria Maglio worked, Regina. She actually was somebody who spent forty years serving pizza. The funny thing is we would go on a Saturday. Maybe once a month every six weeks, and we would have lunch, and we'd she would give us a small cheese pizza run an orange crush and to this day. I think of pizzeria Regina as something that not only was it my favorite. It was a wonderful thing. But it was a sense of real community. And Regina was something that, you know, not only serve pizza, but it was a place that you could go it was real pizza. It was made the way it was made in the latter part of the nineteenth century. It's a little bit different than what's made in Naples today. Believe me, but I think you're right Regina is something that's become a chain this one in Bedford. There's one in Allston that I go to quite often. But the whole concept is it hasn't lost sense of the pizza that it's serving you know, what I mean, it's not just a chain. It's become something that really has maintained at standards and the food's pretty good the pizza Essent task. Nick. Thank you very much. Mark. I have. An an alternative offering for best Pizza Hut. What is yours and mine is are you familiar with Monica's? Right. If you have Bovis bakery. That's your landmark, right? Just inbound. Yes. One door his Monica's where you can get the Lucious subs and really homemade pastas, and you can get deli types of things like octopus, etc. I think it might be my favorite place there. Now as you're facing that doorway ego around to the side of the building go downstairs is a door where they make pizza these you can buy it upstairs. But you can also get it downstairs, and that is my favorite pieces. I've never been to Monica's. But I know where you're speaking. Monica something something around the side of the funny thing you have to break now. And we'll hold that thought Anthony WBZ Boston's NewsRadio. CBS news update. European aviation. Officials are grounding all Boeing seven thirty-seven max eight nine flights following Sunday's deadly crash in Ethiopia. It's the second to crash just minutes after takeoff in five months and pressure is doubting in the US. But the FAA says it has seen no reason to ground the planes, so far here's correspondent Kris van.

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"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Been involved since nineteen fifty nine in purchasing land, which has then been donated to the national park to continue to preserve and protect the battlefield. And in fact, right now, we're involved in some major congressional legislation. We have a Bill pending before the congress to allow us to donate a thirty one acre tractive land near cops hill. Well, listen, I wanna tell you Dr Walter Powell you have very successful B half. All the folks listening to myself wanna thank you very much. And if you keep playing yukons right here. Gonna be dean of historical events at click university. Well, I would be flattered now what we're gonna do is. We're going to keep you number. May we call you back in a few months? I'd be delighted and I would look forward to coming back on at some time. Thank you very much. Thank you. Dr. Walter Powell executive director of the Gettysburg battlefield preservation association. Gettysburg PA. And the client. Five four five.

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"cops hill" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast

The Jock and Nerd Podcast

04:26 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast

"Tonight joh- and nerd Todd cash. Why I don't know. Oh, my fucking God wounded Gilbert, Godfrey, low Godfried. Another like immediately knew who that was. That was really, yes, I'll beat how do you know? Gilbert Godfrey, I've he's been hurt if any fucking algal from Aladdin just said the name of our podcast. How does that make you feel? I recognize them more from problem. Oh, yes. He was in the problem with Everley hill hills cop hills cop to he's been on the Cosby shows a great episode of the early Cosby show. He's done a lot of voices of superheroes. Actually, he's played Mr. mid supply many times, he was craned. He's not one of the best like his voice. It's so great duck. I've heard this voice before so I didn't laugh on the show, but listening to that the first time I was cracking up just because it's fucking Gilbert. Free mentioning our show. I played it over and over again. This was presented to us from an anonymous listener via the site. We mentioned last episode cameo dot com. Rugs you missed us a break in the dick in the riffraff. Shout outs. But while they'll isn't that site fucking wild cameo dot com. Just weird that you could just pay people to say stuff, and they'll say, the I don't know what you do with it. I don't know how you capitalize on it. But they do it. The thing is even weirder. Is that our listeners are paying these people to say it hoping that we get some big return with listeners or forgot a capitalist. Anybody knows how to use it? Let me thank you so much spin this this apparently I've been given on good authority. More are coming at least two or from two separate sources. Really? Yes. So thank you. You know, who you are? What would you want to have? Did you guys discuss this? I don't know. I found out Andy Millen office is on there. Oh, yes. Wesley. Snipes is nice is on there. He's very expensive. I think flavor flav would be hilarious. Even though we're not a hip hop show. Michael Rapaport on their Rappaport. Maybe dick Richey may be an issue. Apparently he rejected are Camiel shout. I know David. Yeah. Let's look them up keep talking there. There's dogs on there. There's four he's on there. I think we should put rug boy. Yes. Ted LeVine was Ted LeVine. Buffalo Bill in silence of the lambs has fucking voice go that guy. He was the void ledges LeVine. You remember his voice? He's got one of the most distinct voices. I can't. Dude from twenty four. I'd fucked me anyway, tucked his dick between his leg. Yeah. Wait who do that? All the time doing that right now who from twenty four keys Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer is he on there. Oh, yeah. Let's get him. I'm trying to think of the most like a bridge voices. Head Levinas dumbly. He's he was remember joy Reid. Have you seen joy Reid? I don't think I've seen Choya. Right. Oh, so he had a very he's a he was the truck driver. But he had the he just did the voice. I wish peewee Herman was I wish. The key is to pick people with recognizable voices. Gilbert Godfrey is up who else it'd be like Mr. teased is he dead. So he's he's alive. I'll voice like hulk HOGAN Holden would be fun. Randy macho man that I would love ready monitoring step into the. Put gears. I think we just got it. That's very good. That was him. If he's blew out his bulk accords anyways guys again check, I'll cameo dot com. Thank you for these amazing shoutouts more coming if there's any listeners like we mentioned earlier that can figure out a way for us a spin this. Yes, let's figure out account. Wise guys, the waste all of your money trying to promote us, and then we don't do anything with it. All I could do is cut it into the show. The I don't know what else to do with it. So give us the money. Don't even cut out the middleman, that's other thing. I wish some of this money, you could save and send it over or. Wesley Snipes to maybe get us a new listeners or just give us five hundred..

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"cops hill" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

08:55 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on KGO 810

"The John Batchelor show American spring. Walter Bornemann story of Lexington. Concord in the road to revolution. It is now spring seventeen seventy five there are incidents in all directions. As far north as Mateus, which is then part of Massachusetts now. Maine. They're also incidents at see what? Walter describes as Lexington of the sea in which the colonials the patriots challenged the English mastery of the Royal Navy. However, the major action is going to be an foster in because the patriots have been circled with their headquarters at Cambridge and the militias are now gathering so that forces are coming from Connecticut from New Hampshire from very far away, New Jersey, and they're gathering to ring in the English a led by gauge gauge has these three generals who've arrived in late may, and they have their plans, and they have their orders. Walter how has a plan? To challenge. The patriots to challenge them directly Burgoyne has a plan to because he wants he wants elbow room. He wants to break out. What is house plan? What is general house plan to general gage? Well, it's it's kind of interesting I that neither the British nor the colonials have occupied some strategic ground both at Dorchester heights to the south of Boston and at Bunker Hill, which is on the kind of peninsula there that juts out from Charleston. We've got gotta remember that in this particular time Boston really is a long peninsula itself with a real narrow neck going to the south toward Dorchester, all of the landfills and all of the things sort of the expansion of the girth of Boston. If you will does hasn't occurred yet and and won't for some for some decades. Well, Burgoyne is talking about going out and trying to as you say. They get a little bit of of elbow room and push the rebels back a little bit. How thinks that they ought to. Go ahead and move across the Charles river and take the high ground, which which at the moment is on occupied on on Bunker Hill. They do have a fleet Admiral Rear Admiral Samuel graves in charge of it. And they have a lot of guns floating guns. And they also can set up a battery on cops hill. What is the plan that the Admiral ones, what does he want to burn? Well, the the Admiral quite frankly from the very beginning is wanted to burn Charleston across the Charles river. He thinks that all it does is really provide places for sniper fire such as the British endured on that retreat from from Lexington, and he would have just assumed shelled, Charleston and burned it to the ground, but gauge is not permitted him to to do that. And as we get into. Into the confrontation a little bit. And finally, there's a decision really almost simultaneously or or close in timeframe both on the rebel side that, hey, we need to seize that high ground at Bunker Hill, and at the same time the British saying, well, we were across the Charles at at Charleston as we retreated from Lexington. We better get back over there and and capture those heights. So what we've got is. We've got the rebel forces going across the Charleston peninsula and beginning to dig in on Bunker Hill just about the same time the night before the British are deciding that they should go across the Charles and occupy those heights. I write the plan on the how and Clinton and Burgoyne engage is to launch their capture of Dorchester heights on Sunday June eighteenth that was the plan that's going to be forced because the patriots. See the same problem the rebels see the same problem, and they moved to take command of Charleston heights, which is Bunker Hill important now is the command on the patriot side because it creates confusion that will lead to casualties. Israel, Putnam Putnam is a Colonel from Connecticut and Prescott is a kernel from what Massachusetts. Massachusetts. But who is the general where are the generals where are the commanders? Well, the the commander is is in Cambridge saying that his responsibility is to defend the stores there and to make sure that the British don't break out of of Boston and really create havoc. He's he's beginning to feel the nucleus of what will become a continental army wants about a month after this George Washington arrives on the scene. But he's he's very careful that he wants to be at least defensive in terms of preserving his ability to fight that said he gives instructions both to Israel Putnam and to William Prescott that they're to go onto the peninsula at Charleston and occupy those those heights they have a couple of colonels commanding regiments who take control as other regiments arrive one at a time on Charleston heights. Artem award at Cambridge is protecting not only the British from breaking out. But also the patriots. They're gathered around him, including Harvard. College is very concerned about his library. They evacuate that. And they're prepared. Now for a gunfight cop hit cops hill has a British battery removed from the warships to lie to shoot against Charleston, which has not been burned and we'll go to the morning of the seventeenth because the ING the you believe there are people scouting out Charles Townes heights Bunker Hill early in the day. They don't move there until what is it sixteen. Th they moved there on the sixteenth in sixteenth. They gathered Cambridge about six o'clock. And then they March out there late in the day. This is summertime. So there's lots of light do the English see them moving up to the heights before the darkness falls. No, the the rebels take up those. Positions and begin to dig ditches and trenches and the first news that the British really have even though I tell a story that's reportedly has and re Clinton out prowling around. I think perhaps an expectation of what he thinks is going to be the attack on Dorchester that he may learn of it a little bit earlier than some of the lookouts, but eventually lookouts on British ships that are stationed in the Charles is about four AM here or see because of the early morning sun. The fact that there's this line of entrenchments across the top of Bunker Hill the closest he'll toward Boston. Let's do quickly here before we get to the battle. It's Bunker Hill. There was no breeze hill in seventeen seventy five. So even. Seventy-five that's sort of a trivia question. Everybody says, oh, the battle of Bunker Hill, I was involved on breed's hill. But breach hill is really a name that's post seventeen seventy five and the even though there are two different elevations sort of a third lower one. But there's breach hill now closest and then Bunker Hill higher and behind it. There were those two elevations sorta step down one to if you will. I have a Bunker Hill at one hundred ten feet breed's hill at sixty two feet molten hill thirty five feet, so it stepped up, and it's it's the centerpiece to sixty two feet where they're going to dig the works and prepare to meet the English and right now the English. No, it's they've got a scramble their plans they were going to go on the eighteenth. But it's now the morning of the seventeenth and the orders are given to gather at the docks to sail around eleven o'clock in the morning. So they're going to win full daylight. Cross with heavy packs in the heat and make an assault on the gathering forces of the patriots on what becomes the battle of Bunker Hill. There will be mistakes made on both sides. But it's important now to watch how this battle is fought because we're going to watch the future of the battle of how how and Clinton and Burgoyne handle themselves against the patriots. The book is American spring. Lexington. Concord and the road to revolution. Walter Bornemann is the author. I'm John Batchelor. You're listening to John bachelor on K G O eight ten. Balance.

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"cops hill" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

09:32 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Lexington. Concord in the road to revolution. It is now spring seventeen seventy five there are incidents in all directions. As far north as Mateus, which is then part of Massachusetts now. Maine. They're also incidents at sea. What Walter describes as Lexington of the sea in which the colonials the patriots challenged the English mastery of the Royal Navy? However, the major action is going to be an foster and because the patriots have been circled with their headquarters at Cambridge and the militias are now gathering so that forces are coming from Connecticut from New Hampshire from very far away, New Jersey, and they're gathering to ring in the English a led by gauge gauge has these three generals who've arrived in late may, and they have their plans, and they have their orders. Walter how has a plan to challenge? The patriots to challenge them directly Burgoyne has a plan to because he wants he wants elbow Romi wants to break out. What is house plan? What is general house plan to general gage? Well, it's it's kind of interesting I that neither the British nor the colonials have occupied some strategic ground both at Dorchester heights to the south of Boston and at Bunker Hill, which is on the peninsula. They're that juts out from Charleston. We've got to remember that in this particular time Boston really is a long peninsula itself with a real narrow neck going to the south toward Dorchester, all of the landfills and all of the things sort of the expansion of the girth of Boston. If you will does hasn't occurred yet and won't for some for some decades. Well, Burgoyne is talking about going out and trying to as you say get a little bit of of elbow room. And push the rebels back a little bit. How thinks that they ought to. Go ahead and move across the trials river and take the high ground, which which at the moment is unoccupied on on Bunker Hill. They do have a fleet Admiral Rear Admiral Samuel graves in charge of it. And they have a lot of guns floating guns. And they also can set up a battery on cops hill. What is the plan that the Admiral ones, what does he want to burn? Well, the the Admiral quite frankly from the very beginning has wanted to burn Charleston across the Charles river. He thinks that all it does is really provide places for sniper fire such as the British endured on that retreat from from Lexington, and he would have just assumed shelled, Charleston and burned it to the ground. But gauge is not a permitted him to to do that. And as we get into the confrontation a little bit. And finally, there's a decision really almost simultaneously or or close in timeframe both on the rebel side that, hey, we need to seize that high ground at a Bunker Hill and at the same time the British saying, well, we were across the Charles at Charleston as we retreated from Lexington. We'd better get back over there and and capture those heights. So what we've got is. We've got the rebel forces going across the Charleston peninsula and beginning to dig in on Bunker Hill just about the same time the night before the British are deciding that they should go across the Charles and occupy those heights, I plan on the how and Clinton and Burgoyne engage is to launch their capture of Dorchester hikes on Sunday June eighteenth that was the plan that's going to be forced because the patriots see the same problem the rebels. See this. Same problem, and they moved to take command of Charleston heights, which is Bunker Hill. Important now is the command on the patriot side because it creates confusion that will lead to casualties. Israel, Putnam Putnam is a Colonel from Connecticut and Prescott is a kernel from what Massachusetts. But who is the general where are the generals where are the commanders? Well, the the commander is is in Cambridge saying that his responsibility is to defend the stores there and to make sure that the British don't break out of of Boston and really create havoc. He's he's beginning to feel the nucleus of what will become a continental army wants about a month after this George Washington arrives on the scene. But he's he's very careful that he wants to be at least defensive in terms of preserving his ability to fight that said he gives instructions both to Israel Putnam and to William Prescott that they're to go onto the peninsula there at Charleston and occupy those those heights they have a couple of colonels commanding regiments who take control as other regiments arrive one at a time on Charleston heights. Arnovitz ward at Cambridge is protecting not only the British from breaking out. But also the patriots. They're gathered around him, including Harvard. College is very concerned about library. They evacuate that. And they're prepared. Now for a gunfight cop hit cops hill has a British battery removed from the the warships to to shoot against Charleston, which has not been burned and we'll go to the morning of the seventeenth because the ING of the you believe there are people scouting out Charles Townes heights Bunker Hill early in the day. They don't move there until what is it sixteen. Th they moved there on the sixteenth in the sixteenth. They gathered Cambridge about six o'clock. And then they March out there late in the day. This is summertime. So there's lots of light do the English see them moving up to the heights before the darkness falls. You know, the the rebels take up those? Positions and begin to dig ditches and trenches and the first news that the British really have even though I tell a story that's reportedly has Henry Clinton out prowling around. I think perhaps an expectation of what he thinks is going to be the attack on Dorchester that he may learn of it a little bit earlier than some of the lookouts, but eventually lookouts on British ships that are stationed in the Charles is about four AM here or see because of the early morning sun. The fact that there's this line of entrenchments across the top of Bunker Hill the closest he'll toward Boston. Let's do quickly here before we get to the battle. It's Bunker Hill. There was no breeze hill in seventeen seventy five so not in seventeen seventy five that's sort of a trivia question. Everybody says, oh, the battle of Bunker Hill was involved on breed's hill. But breach hill is really a name. That's post. Seventeen seventy five and the even though there are two different elevations sort of a third lower one. But there's breach hill now closest and then Bunker Hill higher and behind it. There were those two elevations sorta step down one to if you will. I have a Bunker Hill at one hundred ten feet breed sale at sixty two feet molten hill at thirty five feet. So it stepped up, and it's it's the centerpiece to sixty two feet where they're going to dig the works and prepare to meet the English and right now, the English. No, it's they've got a scramble their plans they were going to go on the eighteenth. But it's now the morning of the seventeenth and the orders are given to gather at the docks to sail around eleven o'clock in the morning. So they're going to win full daylight cross with heavy packs in the heat and make an assault on the gathering forces of the patriots on what becomes the battle of Bunker Hill. There will be mistakes made on both sides. But it's important now to watch how this battle is fought because we're going to watch the future of the battle of how how how and Clinton and Burgoyne handle themselves against the patriots. The book is American spring. Lexington. Concord and the road to revolution. Walter Bornemann is the author. I'm John Batchelor. Balance of nature's fruits and veggies in a capsule. I had seen my kidney doctor because I do I only have one kidney works. The other one doesn't work at all. And I was pretty close to going on dialysis. If it didn't improve this last visit to make kidney doctor my kidney has its operating at twenty one percent now. So that's the highest that it's been in the last eight years, this is really working well for me. And I am so grateful that I found this that I found you guys when you call us discount, code, John..

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"Time for another installment of BBC's book of the month club right here on AM six eighty W R K o. Turn the page in the open for goodness. Yes. We are doing a book club that. I love it. I didn't know that turn the page was going to be the open. That's not bad lightning. I'll give you points for that. Hey, listen once a month forevermore on this program. I wanna feature a book, and I want to introduce you to an author, and what I want to do this year in particular is I want to try, you know, me I like history. I like things that have really happened. I think there is so much to learn from them. And so I wanna sort of tire book club into that. Teach. You a little bit about that. And also get you reading books because books are good. Here's what we're gonna do. Today is January fifteenth two thousand and nineteenth. It was one hundred years ago today believe it or not that the molasses flowed through the streets of Boston. I hold in my hands a copy of dark tide. The great Boston molasses flood of nineteen nineteen sitting right? There is the man who wrote this book, Stephen polio. Stephen welcome to W R K. Oh, my friend the great to be here. Thanks for having. We talked. Oh, Jesus asked to be ten or fifteen years ago now about this book. And so I've revisited knowing that you're coming in and every time I think about this story every time I read your book every time. I look at the pictures, I go he's unbelievable that this really happened. But it really happened. It certainly did. And when I speak to readers and people around the country. They also have that same kind of amazement about the story itself. But I never cease to be amazed with the swath of people that are interested. Teachers lawyers judges rescue people emergency management people. So it really crosses the line rescue people in particular, we'll get to that in a second. But one problem, I heard another interview that you did once, and you said something to the effect of the only trouble with his stories that people think it's comical, oh, the molasses flood, and they picture someone spilled a bottle and some molasses room. They don't understand the severity in the gravity of the situation that Boston specifically the north end faced on. On January fifteenth nineteen nineteen this was real it was, and I think the first part of your common is absolutely true. There's that whimsical kind of initial reaction when you hear it's molasses. And in some ways that does disguise what really happened on the twenty one people killed one hundred fifty people injured enormous property damage in Boston's north end, very harrowing kinds of injuries and death. So yes, it was a real tragedy. Twenty one people were killed by molasses flowing through the streets in just taken down things, and we'll get into how it all happened at center in a minute. But it could have been worse. I mean as you point out in your book, if this happened just a few minutes earlier or a couple of minutes later, a train would have driven right off the tracks and crashed down thinking con or something. Right. It just missed being that much more awful. Absolutely. There's an overhead train that traveled from south station to north station. Passenger train just before the flood trained had rounded the corner. When the flood hit. Hits that train jumps the track and a conductor jumps out of the train and stops that second train from south station from crashing to the ground below think about think about that happening in nineteen nineteen people haven't seen moving pictures too much at that point, right, right? It would have been unbeliev somebody looking out their window there. Hot as hell. Hayes window in their seeing a train coming off. And he just missed that happened. They just missed it. And also, I should point out. It happens in the winter. Lots of reports that had it happened in the summer that would have been school children by the hundreds playing at a nearby playground home from school at lunchtime. Which was the custom of the day. Also, if it happens saying, you know, July fifteenth nineteen nineteen instead of January fifteenth as your book, so aptly points out the amount of rats that would have been not hibernating or hiding or doing whatever the city would have had a humongous problem much more. So than they did had this been in the summer, not in the winter, absolutely. As it was they were rats, but you're actually right in the summer with rats, mosquitoes, other kinds of vermin, it would have been a just a worst disaster than it was look we're talking flew flew at that at that time people dying from infectious diseases stuff what's going to happen. Then if this happened in the summer, I think absolutely this is right at the tail end of the worst of that flu epidemic that starts, of course, in November of eighteen so few months later. So let's go back for a minute. Because one of the things that when when I've talked about your book when I always end up having to explain to people, and I know you do is people don't in twenty nineteen what is molasses molasses as a cooking ingredient. And see you put it in breads, maybe put it as a sweetener. That's it. It was a different thing honored years ago, and it played a much more pivotal role in our society. What was molasses all about? And so the molasses in this tank about ninety percent of it was distilled into industrial alcohol, so think things like dies and turpentine and paint remover things like that. But this. This particular molasses was also processed one more time in used in the production of munitions TNT nitroglycerine that sort of hikes blow of stuff for the first World War. So the company that owned the tank United States industrial alcohol had as its largest customers. The big munitions producers in the United States, the French government in the British government before the US gets into the first World War. And then when the US does get into the first World War nineteen seventeen the US government becomes a huge. Client, SA so molasses this war protected industry during this period because it's the raw material that's used in the production of munitions. Now, they got tank they're up and up in the north end. And you think tank, okay, we've all seen water tanks. For example. This is a humongous tank that they built their give just some dimensions. I know you've done this thousand times in your life. But it's it's hard to grasp the scale of just how big this thing was that they Bill it's a huge tank. It's fifty three tall. So. A five story building. It's ninety feet in diameter and at its peak capacity can hold two point three million gallons of molasses. It's a stunning now. Well, you point out in the book. I if I ever that's like one hundred thirty locomotive engines or train, I forget how many cars you said it was about twenty six thousand four automobiles of the day. So take your model T Ford think about that. That's the week inside of that tank. It's a steel plated tank held together by thousands of ribbon. So one of these people thinking that I always think like, but like I'm looking at your water bottle in front, but it's just water. I don't. He for some reason in my mind, I have this block that oh, it's just molasses that Brown stuff that I put into in the oatmeal or whatever. But when you get to that kind of the you're talking about a massive amount of weight massive amount of pressure pushing down. Also, you've got stuff pushing sideways and up because there's gas in that tank. That's exactly right. So when the big steamers would come up from Puerto Rico and the West Indies and Cuba in drop off their molasses unload, their molasses it was heated as it went through the pipe. So it could flow more easily, and it kind of meshed with a cold molasses already in the tank that causes the fermentation process that puts the pressure on the outside walls. You mentioned US. I a US industrial alcohol there, obviously, the big villain in your story. And in the real story because there's so much going on here. But because the war is going on because we gotta get this tank up. And we gotta get this up yesterday. Because there was a couple of little setbacks. We're gonna start to cut corners. And isn't that always the way, and we decide to do this quicker rather than smarter and that leads to so much trouble? Right. It certainly does. When the tank is I built in the fall of nineteen fifteen it's built very very quickly. The steel that's delivered is much thinner than the specs called for the rivets. The rivets are not handled properly. The joints are not Plum as the expression goes and for testing, the company was supposed to fill the tank with with water to test at least for leaks if not for weight in and it comes out in court afterwards that they only filled it with six inches of water. And then pronounced it ready to us. I mean, I think they had a good point. Which is that can you where do you find that kind of water to fill the tank, but that's your problem? That's not my problem didn't test it. That's right. That's right. But then what happens is you mentioned like it wasn't Plum. Right. So this thing is leaking constantly so much. So that neighborhood kids are either doing. It on their own or from co get me a jar of the molasses dripping down because it's everywhere. So the molasses stocks leaking from day one. I mean, that's what's really unbelievable about the story and not just little leaks. Just full stream fifty foot leaks from the top. And you're absolutely right. The kids in the neighborhood would go down and scoop up molasses that had pulled around the base of the tank at lunchtime. When they came home usually from school or even on the weekends. It's one of the things the first victim if he's not the versus version is a kid that was there for that reason. Right. And I always think of these books as movies I picture the little kid looking up in like one drop comes down. And then you never see him again is I think he's an Italian kid that he's gone because this thing drops right on them. Yeah. There are actually two ten year old kids who were killed both the children of Italian immigrants one. The little girl is found that afternoon in the boy you're talking about isn't found till a week later. His body actually gets smashed by a free car because they were free. Trains that went along commercial street at his father's trudging up and down the waterfront looking for his son for almost entire week. And then he finally gets the call, and he doesn't even want to say anything to their his wife because he knows she can't deal with it already. They've been thinking the worst. But the worst is true. Which is he got consumed. He get consumed, and he's not identified they're not even to identify him. Except for the fact that his mother dressed him in two sweaters that day. And so they are able to identify his body that way. So. Yeah. Really terrible stuff. So what happens on January fifteenth nineteen thousand nine hundred does the thing just disintegrate. Does it go in one direction? Does it start spewing out the top? I mean, what really happens is it just released his everywhere. Exactly the tank literally disintegrates disgorges its molasses. Most of that goes southward geographically towards Hanover street. There's a big curve and commercial street. There's a skating rink in that area that kind of prevents a lot of it from going that way. So most of that wave basically. Recoils off of cops hill, the backside of cops Hill-Wood slopes, down towards the water and heads southward. And takes out everything in its path including the DPW yard. That's there. The firehouse that's on the cover of dark tied. Some readers will recognize that a stable with about twenty five horses that are killed in the molasses flood and people and carts and all of the material that Boston ships out. Rum and produce and leather goods that's being delivered to that waterfront all get scooped up in this wave you mentioned the horse is one of the things that I kid sidetracked here. But people that think this is a fun whimsical. Oh, there was some last is going through the streets and everybody was looking down and going up. No, no. After this flood is over periodically for for a long time. People are hearing gunshots. Go off, and it's because there's horses. Stuck in this molasses that can't get out in his only one way to solve the problem. Exactly right about half the horses are killed on impact. But then particularly that evening when it's kind of quiet on the waterfront people hear gunshots. Reverberating around the north end waterfront, and it's the police putting these horses out of their misery because they're so enmeshed in this molasses. They can't get out..

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"Another installment of BBC's book of the month club right here on AM six eighty W R K o. Turn the page in the open for goodness. Yes. We are doing a book club that. I love it. I didn't know that turn the page was going to be the open. That's not bad lightning. Give you points for that. Hey, listen once a month forevermore on this program. I wanna feature a book, and I want to introduce you to an author, and what I wanna do this year in particular is I want to try, you know, me I like history. I like things that have really happened. I think there is so much to learn from them. And so I want to sort of tire book club into that. Teach. You a little bit about that. And also get you reading books because books are good. Here's what we're going to do today is January fifteenth two thousand nineteenth it was one hundred years ago today believe it or not that the molasses flow through the streets of Boston. I hold in my hands a copy of dark tide. The great Boston molasses flood of nineteen nineteen sitting right? There is the man who wrote this book, Stephen Poulios. Stephen welcome to W R K. Oh, my friend the great to be here. Thanks for having. We talked. Oh, jeez. It has to be ten or fifteen years ago now about this book. And so I've revisited knowing that you're coming in and every time I think about this story every time I read your book every time. I look at the pictures. I go it is unbelievable that this really happened. But it really happened. It certainly did. And when I speak to readers and people around the country. They also have that same kind of amazement about the story itself. But I never cease to be amazed with the swath of people that are interested. Teachers lawyers judges rescue people emergency management people. So it really crosses the line rescue people in particular, we'll get to in a second. But one problem, I heard another interview that you did once, and you said something to the effect of the only trouble with his stories that people think it's comical, oh, the molasses flood, and they picture someone spilled a bottle in some molasses room. They don't understand the severity in the gravity of the situation that Boston specifically the north end faced on. January fifteenth nineteen nineteen this was real it was and I think the first party, you common is absolutely true. There's that wims ical kind of initial reaction when you hear it's molasses. And in some ways that does disguise what really happened down the twenty one people killed one hundred fifty people injured enormous property damage in Boston's north end, very harrowing kinds of injuries and death. So yes, it was a real tragedy. I mean, twenty one people were killed by molasses flowing through the streets in just taken down things, and we'll get into how it all happened at center in a minute. But it could have been worse. I mean as you point out in your book, if this happened just a few minutes earlier or a couple of minutes later, a train would have driven right off the tracks and crashed down thinking or something. It just missed being that much more awful. Absolutely. There's an overhead train that traveled from south station to north station. Passenger train just before the flood train had rounded the corner. When the flood hit. That train jumps the track and a conductor jumps out of the train and stops that second train from south station from crashing to the ground below think about think about that happening in nineteen nineteen people haven't seen moving pictures too much at that point, right? It would have been unbeliev somebody looking out their window there. Hot as hell. Hayes window in their seeing a train coming off in the just messed that happen. They just missed it. And also, I should point out that happens in the winter lots of reports that had it happened in the summer that would have been school children by the hundreds playing at a nearby playground home from school at lunchtime. Which was the custom of the day. Also, if it happens say in July fifteenth nineteen nineteen instead of January fifteenth as your book, so aptly points out the amount of rats that would have been not hibernating or hiding or doing whatever the city would have had a humongous problem much more. So than they did had this been in the summer not in the winter. Absolutely. As. It was they were rats, but you're absolutely right in the summer with rats, mosquitoes, other kinds of vermin, it would have been a just a worst disaster than it was look we're talking flew, flew epidemics at that at that time people dying from infectious diseases stopped what's going to happen. Then if this happened in the summer, I think absolutely this is right at the tail end of the worst of that flu epidemic that starts, of course, in November of eighteen so few months later. So let's go back for a minute. Because one of the things that when when I've talked about your book when I always end up having to explain to people, and I know you do is. People don't in twenty nineteen what is molasses molasses as a cooking ingredient. And see you put it in breads. Maybe you put it as a sweetener. That's it. It was a different thing years ago, and it played a much more pivotal role in our society. What was molasses all about? And so the molasses in this tank about ninety percent of it was distilled into industrial alcohol, so think things like dies and turpentine and paint remover things like that. But this particular molasses was also processed one more time in used in the production of munitions TNT nitroglycerine that sort of hikes passive stuff for the first World War. So the company that owned the tank United States industrial alcohol had as its largest customers. The big munitions producers in the United States, the French government and the British government before the US gets into the first World War. And then when the US does get into the first World War nineteen seventeen the US government becomes a huge client of USAA. So molasses is this war protected industry during this period because it's the raw material that's used in the production of munitions now they're gonna tank there up up in the north end. And you think tank, okay, we've all seen water tanks. For example. This is a humongous tank that they built their give just some dimensions. I know you've done this thousand times in your life. But it's hard to grasp the scale of just how big this thing was that they Bill it's a huge tank. It's fifty feet tall. So think a five storey building it's ninety feet in diameter and at its peak capacity can hold two point three million gallons of molasses. It's a stunning now out of me you point out in the book. I if I have that's like one hundred thirty locomotive engines or train, I forget how many cars you said it was about twenty six thousand Ford automobiles of the day. So take your model T Ford think about that. That's the wheat inside of that tank. It's a steel plated tank. Held together by thousands of ribbon. So one innings people thinking that I always think is like, but like I'm looking at your water bottle in front of it. It's just water like I don't. He for some reason, in my mind, I have this block that oh, it's just molasses that Brown stuff that I put into in oatmeal or whatever. But when you get to that kind of the you're talking about a massive amount of weight massive amount of pressure pushing down. Also, you've got stuff pushing sideways and up because there's gas in that tank. That's exactly right. So when the big steamers would come up from Puerto Rico and the West Indies and Cuba and drop off their molasses unload, their molasses it was heated as it went through the pipe. So it could flow more easily, and it kind of meshed with a cold molasses already in the tank that causes the fermentation process that puts the pressure on the outside walls, you mentioned US industrial alcohol there, obviously the big villain in your story. And in the real story because there's so much going on here. But because the war is going on because we gotta get this tank up and we got to get this up yesterday. And because there was a couple of little setbacks. We're gonna start to cut corners. And isn't that always the way and we decided to do this quicker rather than smarter and that leads to so much trouble? Right. It certainly does. When the tank is I built in the fall of nineteen fifteen it's built very very quickly. The steel that's delivered is much thinner than the specs called for the rivets. The rivets are not handled properly the joints, not Plum, as the expression goes and for testing, the company was supposed to fill the tank with with water to test at least for leaks if not for weight in and it comes out in court afterwards that they only filled it with six inches of water. And then pronounced ready to us. I had a good point. Which is that can you where do you find that kind of water to fill the tank, but that's your problem? That's not my problem didn't test it. That's right. That's right. But then what happens is you mentioned like it wasn't Plum. Right. So this thing is leaking constantly so much. So that neighborhood kids are either doing. It on their own or from moms co get me a jar of the molasses dripping down because it's everywhere. So the molasses stocks leaky from day one. I mean, that's what's really unbelievable about the story. And not just literally just full stream fifty foot leaks from the top. And you're absolutely right. The kids in the neighborhood would get out and scoop up molasses that had pulled around the base of the tank at lunchtime. When they came home usually from school or even on the weekends. It's one of the I think he's the first victim if he's not the versus versus second is a kid that was there for that reason. Right. And I was like think of these books as movies I picture the little kid looking up like one drop comes down. And then you never see him again is I think he's an Italian kid. He's gone because this thing drops right on them. Yeah. There are actually two ten year old kids who were killed both the children of Italian immigrants one. The little girl is found that afternoon in the boy you're talking about isn't found till a week later. His body actually gets smashed by a free car because they were free. Trains that went along commercial street at his father's trudging up and down the waterfront looking for his son for almost an entire week. And then he finally gets the call, and he doesn't even want to say anything because he knows she can't deal with it already. They've been thinking the worst. But the worst is true. Which is he got consumed. He got consumed, and he's not identified they're not even to identify him. Except for the fact that his mother dressed him in two sweaters that day. And so they are able to identify his body that way. So. Yeah. Really terrible stuff. So what happens on January fifteenth nineteen nineteen does the thing. Just disintegrate. Does it go in one direction? Does it start spewing out the top? I mean, what really happens is it just released his everywhere. Exactly the tank literally disintegrates disgorges its molasses. Most of that goes southward geographically towards Hanover street. There's a big curve in commercial street. There's a skating rink in that area that kind of prevents a lot of it from going that way. So most of that wave basically. Recoils off of cops hill, the backside of cops Hill-Wood slopes, down towards the water and heads southward and takes out everything in its path including the DPW yard. That's there. The firehouse that's on the cover of dark tide. Some readers will recognize that a stable with about twenty five horses that are killed in the molasses flood and people and carts and all of the material that Boston ships out. Rum and produce and leather goods that's being delivered to that waterfront all get scooped up in this wave you mentioned the horse is one of the things that I get sidetracked here. But people that think this is a fun whimsical. Oh, there was some last is going through the streets and everybody was looking down and going. No, no. After this flood is over periodically for for a long time. People are hearing gunshots. Go off, and it's because there's horses. Stuck in this molasses that can't get out in his only one way to solve the problem. Exactly right about half the horses are killed on impact. But then particularly that evening when it's kinda quiet on the waterfront people hear gunshots. Reverberating around the north end waterfront, and it's the police putting these horses out of the misery because they're so enmeshed in this molasses. They can't get out. What's weird for me is like again this notion of like the movie the mummy where you see the water coming through. But the buildings never move or whatever..

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03:36 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"I when I was a child I would take walks with my paternal grandfather Luigi, San Marco, and we would beat him sometimes on a Saturday of the north end, and we would walk around. I heard the story from him. He lived in the north end at that time, they didn't move to Bedford until nineteen twenty one. So in nineteen nineteen he would have been fairly young IB by he wasn't married until nineteen twenty one. So I assume that he basically notably saw it everyone probably saw it. It was one of those things that was to go to place, but the all aspect was definitely get two to three feet deep. So it must have permitted cobblestones. Would the cops hill burial ground? That was directly across the street. The staircase that leads to that. So everything was probably permitted with molasses, and you could probably still smell it within months. For years afterwards. Re-signing wooden structure would have be imbued with that stuff. Definite her ever. But even you know, brick is poor and things of that sort. So in a hot muggy August day. Maybe but the whole aspect was it was something that was just devastating. And it's fortunate that not more people were killed, but there's a little bit more to it. Because actually that nice it again froze over so ba- Lassus froze and the horses, and humans who were admired in this molasses. Sometimes a few people weren't even found for a week. And then later even what I think of later. So it was something that was really quite incredible. But it was something that truly was something that many people must realize subways that was devastating. But it also was something that a lot of ways that lead to some very important changes, especially through weights. Seals of the city of Boston suspecting of any type of a container that would hold any type of material like molasses right after a short break. We'll talk to Lennie in Wakefield. But before the short break, you mentioned your grandfather Luigi. Yes. Talk a little bit about Luigi when he did. My grandfather was actually a banana specialist. He actually so bananas. He was associated with United fruit company. And when I was a very young child. I used to always be intrigued it wasn't just yellow bananas. That was served after dinner on a fruit tray. It was also red bananas than what they called finger bananas fingerlings. So I was always really aware of what he would do. And he was retired. Of course by the time. I was born in nineteen fifty seven, but he was a fascinating man and on Saturdays. We would usually beat him in the north end. We would go to the European for lunch. And then he would take us through the Hebei market. It was not every Saturday. But it was usually once a month. And it was really quite a fascinating thing. He was very quiet, man. He always enjoyed a drink at a cigar. And he's been deceased for many years, but he lived to be a hundred. Four. I was always quite intrigued with his life, and his, you know, love for my grandmother roads, g Anneli Sabato, and he used to think in a lot of ways they lit a very quiet retiring life, but I have great memories of him one hundred and four good for him. Yes. Now after this. We'll get to Linney in Wakefield on busy. We gotta talk..

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"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:57 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"You so much for joining us here. It is one forty nine mostly sunny right now, very bright. But Wendy, forty four degrees in Boston. Feels more like the low thirties. Good Tuesday afternoon. Giving Tuesday I'm Tina gown WBZ news top stories now prosecutors with special counsel Robert Muller's team tell a judge that former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has violated his plea agreement. Manafort is now accused of lying to the special counsel in the Russia probe a charge that could expose metaphor to more prison time and more criminal charges after walking for weeks, thousands of Central American migrants are now the US Mexico border in deciding other next move, many migrants are feeling less hopeful of being granted asylum here in the US after US agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back some migrants who have breached the border and officials say it's okay now to eat Romain lettuce again as long as you know, where that lettuce came from. According to the FDA lettuce recently harvested in Arizona, Florida, Mexico and California's imperial valley is safe, and we will soon be seeing safe to eat romaine labels with they dates, it was harvested and its source. Stay tuned for my conversation coming up at one fifty five here on WBZ radio with the owner of lettuce be local in sterling Massachusetts words, can sometimes have unintended consequences as ABC WBZ's. Sheri, small tells us that's exactly what the Dorchester historical society found out the hard way Dorchester. Historical society is apologizing on Twitter saying it is horrified by holiday postcard. It sent out the postcard shows a picture of a snow globe. In reads. We're dreaming of a white Dorchester borrowing a line from the nineteen. Fifties Bing Crosby classic song and film white Christmas which refers to a snowy Christmas. But some took the postcard as racists and took their rance to Twitter the historical society tweeted back up. Apologizing and saying they don't want project that message even if completely accidentally Sheri, small WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty Boston tea party ships and museum and the city of Boston are joining forces to place commemorative markers, a degrees of those who participated in the December sixteenth seventeenth Seventy-three protests. The markers are going in today at about seventy sites and four Boston cemeteries, including the central burying ground cops hill burying ground. The granny burying ground and king's chapel as well. The markers will remain on display until the end of the year. The image on a markers was inspired mostly by Nathaniel couriers that destruction of a tea at Boston Harbor eighteen Forty-six lithograph this year happens to be the two hundred and forty fifth anniversary of the protests during which colonists protesting taxation without representation threw British tea into Boston Harbor. The numbers are in from cyber Monday. And they are staggering. As expected..

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"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

12:21 min | 2 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Like, you got a window weather out there today. Let me give you another weather quickly. Forty two degrees during the day today. High fifty two Tuesday election day, mostly cloudy, maybe a shower, but just nothing major shower or drizzle, a high of sixty two and Wednesday gusty breeze sixty one six one seven two five four ten thirty might want to join us. We have Eric Jay Dolin, author of black flags blue waters, the epoch history of America's most notorious pirates, and we have Peter in Boston. Barney was a great call. Let's see what Peter has worse. Hi, peter. I don't know reach that high esteem. My I haven't had a chance to to to read the author's book. And it's fascinating. I have read a lot about it. So here's my question to well. Who would you think in in your review pirates? The most successful were for example, you got trenches Drake in the fifteen eighty eight. He was be rubbed. A lot of things in the Spanish galleons ended up turning out near the spinach. Henry Morgan who captured Panama and took all the silver from that. And. Big one that I always read about is is is is the is what was his follow me Roberts. And I think if I remember he captured more ships any other much more than Blackbeard a lot of these other pirates. So just take your answer the here, but also Roberts if I remember correctly one of the governors wanted to hang him. And he was so upset with it. And these guys actually went out and captured him and hung them. Joe pick your answer up. Thank you. Okay. Peter. Thank you. Very good list of pirates that you talk about sir Francis, Drake, of course, many people in England consider him a privateer. But actually, he was attacking Spanish ships when England and Spain were nominally at peace, and when he came back he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for enhancing, her income by almost equal to her normal annual income and bringing your plenty of jewels, and sort of gave truth to the statement that nobody's a pirate unless your peers say you're so the Spanish thought he was a pirate, and we're very upset with Queen Elizabeth and then Henry Morgan, of course, sacking Panama in sixteen seventy one he didn't get as much treasure Zied hope because the governor of Panama had new of his advance and sort of set a booby trap for him. The city went up in flames. A lot of the ships had already taken off with much of the treasure. But he's still got a very handsome treasure from Panama City, and and Robert's black bar. Certainly was successful. In terms of capturing many, many ships and having a mini armada. But in the end, he died in battle, and I think some upwards of seventy of his men were hanged and the African coast, but I do want to make it clear that my book even mentions each one of those individuals talks about them at some length. I focused much more directly on the pirates that came from the American colonies in late sixteen hundreds and early seventeen hundreds and those that attack ships along the American coast. So again, all three of those pirates get plenty of airtime in my book. But they're not the main focus and one of the pirates that I focus on that was very successful as Henry Avery who was one of the Red Sea, and he attacked a ship called the gone just saw way which was owned by the emperor of the Mughal emperor wrong Zab and that ship had hundreds of thousands of dollars of treasure. Pounds sterling of treasurer on board. And the thing that's amazing about Henry Avery is not only did he plunder that ship and some other ships, but he decided after a few years, he was gonna pack it in no longer be a pirate. And he actually made it all the way back to Ireland and sort of faded into the mists. He was never caught some of his men were caught tried and hanged, but he was never caught. And he became a folk hero sort. There was even a play written about him the successful pirate that had a long run on Drury lane in London where they imagined that he had retired to an island in the Indian Ocean with one of the emperor's daughters, and he had this amazing and wealthy kingdom that he had established which is total baloney. But he was one of the early mythical pirates that managed to melt back into society with his riches most pirates made a grisly end. Yeah. Most pirates most buyers not only met a grisly. The end. But also you'd be shocked if you really when you look at the data how few pirates made a lot of money. I have to make a distinction the pirates before seventeen hundred the Red Sea men. A lot of them did make a decent amount of money, and they actually retired with their riches. There were many pirates. Individuals on chips who could end their short career, maybe taking two or three trips and they can have anywhere from one to three thousand pieces of eight which back then put that into perspective a merchant captain of a merchant ship would only make about seventy two pieces of eight dollars a year. So you end up getting two thousand and you compare that to a common labor that only made ten pounds per year. That's quite a good deal. The pirates after seventeen hundred such as Blackbeard Blackbeard was not a successful pirate. At all. He had a good public relations man after he died, but during his very short career which lasted less than two years. He did not accumulate a massive amount of wealth. And then he met a very grisly end when Lieutenant Robert Maynard Metcalf Blackbeard and his men off of Ocracoke Island, Maynard was a naval Lieutenant, and he and his men defeated Blackbeard's men and then killed Blackbeard and severed his head and put it on the bow sprit of his sloop, and then they pitched Blackbeard's headless body into the murky waters of Pam loco sound where according to legend it took a few laps around the sloop before sinking from site. So. Grizzly. All right. It is grizzly. And there are a lot of hangings hundreds of hangings throughout the Atlantic and close to seventy just in Boston, Charleston and Newport, do they hang people on the common pirates or do? They know since since pie crimes took place in the ocean. And they were under the purview of the admiralty court people that were hanged were hanged between high tide and low tide at a gallows erected there because it was common practice after the person was hanged to let three cycles of the tide. Go by to sort of wash the body three times almost as symbolic ab- Lucien of their sins. So a lot of pirates in Boston, for example, where we're very close to were hanged right near where cops hill burying ground is down by the water where the ferry that used to go to Charleston was an Hudson's point. And then they would often be road out after they were killed if they died do the hangings. They'd be rolled out to has made a small island about five miles out into the harbor, and they'd be buried there. Sometimes there were pirates are hung up as a warning to other seafarers, I hung up on jibbed. And so whenever you came into Boston Harbor is mariner you saw this guy hanging from a yard arm, essentially, a a wooden jib it, and it was supposed to scare the heck out of you and make you decide not to become a pirate. So there are a lot of pirate bones on nixes mate. We'll probably will nixes mate used to be an an island of about an acre in size. That's about. Now. It's one hundred feet across. Yeah. Yeah. Now, it's not really an island is basically a navigational beacon. And I imagine that might be bones. And my guess is all the bones of have dissolved and Henry and. What was it? Oh, totally space get his name rose. Snow edward. Rowe snow. Yeah. He was he wrote a lot of books on pirates of news, always searching around the islands of Boston Harbor for treasurer and bones. And I'm not sure he found much of either how much is a piece of eight a piece of eight was an eight riyal coin at the time. It was a silver coin that was minted the ones that the pirates were most interested in were the ones that were minted in Potosi or modern day Bolivia and Central America. And it was this eight real coin. And it was roughly what the the Spanish silver dollar was the basis for the American dollar, and it wasn't necessarily equivalent to a British pound. But it was on par with that. But it was the first universal currency. You could find Spanish dollars or pieces of eight in America in Europe, even as far away as in China and the Indies so it was it was an amazing. Made them valuable. You could spend them anywhere. They were fungible. They're very valuable, and the reason they were called pieces of eight is because a lot of times people would chop them into pieces of eight to sort of it's almost like change. And that's where our our phrase to bits come from for a quarter because the American dollar is based on the Spanish silver dollar so two out of eight pieces of an eight real coin is one quarter or a quarter of a dollar cool. Yeah. Did you say did you spell that out in your book? I mean that alone. That's actually there's so much. Good stuff for the book that that's only in a footnote. Okay. Now black flags blue waters. Did they really have black lax? Yes, why would they do that? So you'd be easily identified as a pirate from faraway. Why wouldn't they fake it and have like a friendly flake? Oh, when they did they did both depending on the ship. They were coming about. If they thought they were coming up on a friendship. They may they may raise French colors to sort of law than the do a false sense of security. And then when they get close enough to really survey the ship, then up would go the black flag and the black flag was intended to be terrifying calling card. They had such a violent brand identity pirates that very few merchant ships wanted to fight a pirate ship. So once you saw the black flag, go up the mast nine times out of ten they would surrender. But every once in a while pirates have to fight for what they wanted and that every once in a while became so potent, you either is a great article in the Boston post boy that I that I talk about in the book where they said the problem. Is merchant ships and the people on them will not fight the pirates because they've heard all the stories about how viciously the pirates treat those who resist them. So they're not willing to put up any defense. And that's really the way the pirates got most of their ships. They surrendered. So that was the value of the black flag. Oh, absolutely with fear into giving up. Yeah. It was it was a it was a calling card. It was it was their brand and not every pirate had a black flag. But a lot of them did. And it was only in the seventeen hundreds the ones the red seaman that I talked about before the ones that went to the Indian Ocean. They did not use the black flag. It really started. After the war of the Spanish succession for the most part seventeen thirteen seventeen. Fifteen the pirates of the Caribbean may Blackbeard Edward low. Steed, bonnet Charles wurley. You know, all these pirates many of whom your listeners probably never heard of had black. Flags. And that's another thing that I just wanna say the book talks about these popular pirates that everybody's heard, of course, Blackbeard, but I found it even more interesting the great number of pirates that you've probably never heard of. But whose deeds were just as despicable, and they were really horrible or fascinating people. Let's take a brief break. We'll continue with Eric j Dolan. Author of black flags blue waters the epoch history of America's most notorious pirates. I wanna I have two more questions. 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"cops hill" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

04:10 min | 3 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"The couple and what does he see professor he sees the army of the potomac on the ropes of the seven infantry corps of the army of the potomac well most of them are a wreck the first cores directly eleventh corps is a wreck third cores rex's cores ereck six core meet needs that is reserve twelfth corps meet needs that to hold cops hill that leaves only the second corps and the second court self has been rather badly handled an entire division is gone and of the two remaining divisions there's really only two brigades each that are ready for combat leaves deduction from these observations is let's weighed in with one last blow and that will stretch the army of the potomac out on the canvas and for that lee turns to an entirely fresh confederate division which is just arriving from chambers berg the very tail end of his army and that is george pickett's division george pickett's personalities important here and so is the fact that there that the division is largely made up of virginians why is that a superior position on the third day well in large measure george pickett was something less than the brightest bulb in the military chandelier but he had endeared himself to james long street and long street as corps commander wanted to use pick it in the best way possible even ticket however would not be able to throw his division at achieve success just on their own strength lee understands that they're going to have to be aided so a number of other units which had seen action on the previous two days are tacked onto pickett's division and overall something between twelve and fifteen thousand confederates are assembled to make this last great clenched fist that is going to land the blow that finishes the army of the potomac and do it right at the nape of the army of the potomac snack where cemetery hill cemetery ridge joined and we're winfield scott handcock has the last four brigades of his core there to receive him james long street again the reluctant core commander he has hesitation any recommends to lead that they find a way around on the right i believe they're right and cut the baltimore road he's thinking as new as meat was thinking the night before what does lee make of that suggestion he makes an instant disposal of lee knows what he wants to do and he's not calling councils of war or asking people's advice he directs long street to get on with the plan long street probably in the years after the war exaggerated the degree of his descent after all he didn't want to share the blame for what happened so it's less likely that long street had some kind of temper tantrum and did not want to obey and had to be over born most of his behavior at gettysburg is a good deal more cooperative than he liked to let on later but at least in this system instance he certainly did have some doubts about whether this was going to work does in fact cooperate he does get the units deployed gets picket lined up and he's ready to give whatever signal has to be given for the great attack to begin he writes to his artillery commanders walton alex sanders might note professor correct me if i have this wrong and sander is critical because he writes you advise general pickett not to make the charge if your artillery barrage does not destroy the enemy artillery barrage so what picket wha what long street wants is an artillery tool and he wants to win it before they send off ticket correct that is correct the key factor is going to be can the union artillery on cemetery hill be silence if it can then the infantry attack will succeed if it can't then the federal artillery with tear pickett's charge before it even got all the way across the road on the other side.

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"cops hill" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:30 min | 3 years ago

"cops hill" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Be angry and reinforce every so called stereotype of him being thin skin and unable take to take a joke don't you take the staff does is thankful he's not gonna be there because he just might lose it you might see expressions on his face of adjust how sensitive he is and what is ego is capable of displaying what well that's the other side and if he is as thin skinned as people worry about then maybe he couldn't handle the moment i mean he's there before when president obama was making fun of them maybe didn't have a good time but as president this is just one of those things you do and i would hope that any president of the united states having nothing to do with donald trump that they would be able to laugh at themselves every now and then are just can't see him putting that fake grin on his face while he's being lambasted if he would just relax and enjoy it and have some fun with it but i guess that's not who he is this is the most kelly show kfi am six forty more stimulating talk when we come back bill cosby is convicted and i did say last week on this program that was his ass after that phony expert testified in court i did say that but with the approaching end bill cosby's career and also issues inter the beginning of tom brokaw's michael should pay with the news free people are in critical condition this after apparently overdosing on some type of substance and koreatown before came in at about two this afternoon from south harvard boulevard officials recovered the substance and our testing the figure out what it is i sheriff in maine says cops hills the handcuffs deputy shot and killed when they arrested the deputies killer outside the cabin deputy was killed earlier this week the arrest happened this morning thirty two toddlers have been found in the middle of a highway in vermont all alone police near derby say that they have arrested a twenty eight year old woman for cruelty to children no word on her relationship to the kids out your forecast and the drive on the two.

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