The Columbia Expedition: Joseph Barrell

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Boston has come a long way since Revolutionary War days, when Joseph Barrell lived and it was just a small peninsula, ringed by wharves and criss-crossed with cobblestoned cow paths. In their fourth webisode, the crew of Hit and Run History heads down to the Outer Cape to learn about Joseph Barrell, a grocer who made his fortune in the war and then seized upon the idea of global trade that his contemporary, architect Charles Bulfinch, seeded in him.



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