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Landmarks of Boston

by Dana J. Quigley
Photographs by Carol M. Highsmith

No city in the U.S. is richer in historical associations than Boston, and no city has retained more of its original buildings as memorials to America's past. Yet modern architecture and industry have flourished alongside the historical in Boston, the capital of Massachusetts. Follow this slideshow to learn more about some of Boston's most notable landmarks.

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Fun Fact: Boston is known as "the Walking City" because it has the highest percentage of pedestrian commuters.

Carol M. Highsmith, a distinguished and widely published American photographer, began donating her work to the Library of Congress in 1992. The Carol M. Highsmith archive at the Library of Congress includes photos from each of the United States and is expected to eventually contain 100,000 photos. Professionally printed and framed prints of these photos are available at

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