First Street Light in America

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“The first street light in America. Early in 1795 several large cressets were placed on the corners of Boston’s most frequented street. Pine-knots were placed in these fire baskets by the night watchman.” -Bodmer, 1917


Rudolph J. Bodmer, ed. The Book of Wonders (Washington, DC: Bureau of Industrial Education, Inc., 1917)


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