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- Boston, Massachusetts - Hood Milk Bottle
The 40-ft Milk Bottle is only half of what it used to be -- at least for now. The wooden building has temporarily been disassembled as they repair the structure. A new foundation has been poured and the base of the bottle, which houses the concession stand has yet to be built. Unless they are now marketing it as "Half and Half" milk, this is all you will see until it is finished late in the fall of 2006.[Joe Tamony, 08/07/2006]
Boston Children's Museum
- 300 Congress St., Boston, MA
- At the Boston Children's Museum. I-93 exit 20. Follow signs to I-90E -- in the tunnel take exit 25 -- then follow the signs to "South Boston." At end of the ramp get into the left lane and turn left onto Congress St. Bottle is between the museum and the water.
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At the Wharf in Boston on the Plaza by the Childrens Museum in a Giant Hood Milk Bottle. The Milk Bottle is 40 feet high and made entirely of wood. There is large text on the bottle: "It's Hoods be Good." Currently the Bottle serves as a concessionaire selling hot dogs, ice cream and soda.[Howard Schoenfeld, 10/10/2004]
Mother "Mary" Goose is buried at the Granary Burial Ground in Boston.[Kirsten, 11/15/2013]
Always a bit confusing: Mary Goose was the first wife of Isaac Goose; after she died, he married Elizabeth Foster (Goose), and they had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Thomas Fleet, who wrote "Mother Goose's Melodies for Children" published in 1719. But Mary Goose's cool old Angel of Death tombstone is the Mother Goose tourist magnet.
Granary Burial Ground
- Tremont Street, Boston, MA
- Granary Burial Ground, just east of Boston Common and Park St. along Tremont St.
- Dusk till dawn
- Boston, Massachusetts - Mother Goose's Gravesite
Some believe this to be the grave of the original Mother Goose. It is unclear whether or not her body is buried under this stone or elsewhere in the cemetery.[Alisa Johnson, 11/29/2004]
- Boston, Massachusetts - Hub of the Solar System
You have noted the late-comer, now defunct and much lamented Filenes as the Hub of the Universe.
As a long-time Bostonian, I think this entry should be revised or at least amended to reflect the history of the phrase. Yes, Boston is the "Hub of the Universe," but the origin is Oliver Wendell Holmes in his 1858 "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" stating "[the] Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar." So the axis of the hub of the Universe sticks vertically out of the gilded dome of our Bulfinch State House. And Holmes is the senior one, the doctor poet, not junior, the lawyer justice.[D. Roger Howlett, 02/05/2011]