Two Lanterns Changed the World

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By April 18, 1775, the Sons of Liberty were in quite the quandary. British soldiers were traveling the countryside confiscating the colonists’ weapons, so they needed a way to alert the Minutemen that their arrival was imminent, giving them time to hide their firearms.

Dr. Joseph Warren approached Paul Revere and William Dawes, informing them that General Gage planned to march on Lexington and Concord, and the…