BICENTENNIAL: The U.S. Begins Its Birthday Bash

One, if by land, and two, if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the countryfolk to be up and to arm.

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1860

This week in Boston retired Contractor Dino Di Carlo, 61, will don colonial-style breeches, waistcoat and peruke. Then he will mount a horse and head northwestward through suburban Middlesex County, re-enacting Paul Revere's ride 200 years earlier to warn Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming to seize...

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