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Concord -- a hotbed of history and literature

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Concord, Mass., 15 miles to the east of Boston, is a hotbed of American history and literature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson lived there, as did Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau.

The Revolutionary War, at least if you believe the people of Concord, started at Old North Bridge when the "shot heard round the world" went off -- although nobody knows who first pulled the trigger.

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