Gary's Reviews > Boston Firsts: 40 Feats of Innovation and Invention that Happened First in Boston and Helped Make America Great

Boston Firsts by Lynda Morgenroth
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Dec 06, 09

Read in January, 2008

Very useful book if you are spending time in Boston. Did you know that Jamaica Pond (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid...) was used as a source of pure ice water for an international ice trade as far away as India? Did you know that closed captioning was invented in Boston? Gillette razor blades? The significance of the Dudley Street Neighbourhood Initiative? I was fascinated by these things and much more.
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