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King Philip’s War and the Cultural Landscape of Boston

King Philip’s War was a bloody conflict that involved every New England colony and all the peoples of the Algonquian nation, yet this history remains almost invisible in Boston. It may be time to recognize it.


Before Google Maps

The Lake Forest Trail Marker Tree, photo by Bess Dunn in 1912.

We now use Google Maps to determine the shape of our landscape. Prior to Google, though, way-finding sometimes shaped the landscape itself.