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Parks for the People

Proceedings of a Public Meeting held at Faneuil Hall, June 7, 1876

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1876
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,072 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.4
LoC Category: HV
Downloads: 490
Added to site: 2008.07.18
mnybks.net#: 21548
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

Pursuant to a call published in all the daily papers, and signed by a large number of prominent citizens and tax-payers of Boston, a public meeting was convened in Faneuil Hall on the evening of Wednesday, the 7th of June, 1876, to take action on the recommendations contained in the Report of the Park Commissioners. The hall was crowded by an intelligent and enthusiastic audience; and the proceedings as reported verbatim in the columns of the "Boston Morning Journal."

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their recreation and their amusements (for they will have them); and, if they are not good and creditable and honorable, they will not cease to exist, but they will come before us in the most shameful and unwholesome form. We used to be told, gentlemen, that Boston had natural parks all about her, and she did not need any artificial parks. Well, now, I am not in favor of any artificial parks. All I ask is, that the beauty of the environs of Boston may be preserved. [Applause.]

We are on the defensive. We are defending the wholesomeness and the beauty of our beloved city against this encroachment of population. Why, the time was--Mr. ROPES will tell you when the time was--when the Back Bay was a beautiful sheet of water, filled at high tide, carrying the healthful air through the whole city. But then the necessity of population called for its filling up, and it is now piled in upon, and we have there now what Dr. CLARKE called "a natural cesspool."

We changed the Back Bay from a beautiful bay, w

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