This was accomplished through the efforts of the City Engineer, Ernest W. Bailey.
The tower that surmounts the height was planned in his office.
The imposing beauty of this structure grows upon the observer, and has been highly praised by architectural experts.
The work of preparing suitable inscriptions for this tower was delegated to the Somerville Historical Society, which in turn turned it over to the Committee on Historic Sites.
This committee consists of Messrs. J. O. Hayden, Charles D. Elliot, and Luther B. Pillsbury.
The committee, after much study, decided upon the following inscriptions:—
The American army under General Putnam on June 17, 1775 Withdrew from Bunker Hill to this height and here erected the citadel the Strongest work in the besieging lines of Boston and which for the nine months Withstood the British Bombardment June 17, 1775, to March 17, 1776.
here on July 18, 1775 was raised Amid great Rejoicing the flag presented to General
Hall, Ebenezer52, 53, 56
Hall, Ebenezer, Jr.52
Hammond, Lawrence, Recorder34
Hancock, Governor John52
Hancock,—, Schoolmaster, 172465
Harrington Family, The46
Harvard College2, 8, 19, 33, 34, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65
Harvard College, Charlestown Graduates of Previous to170160
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Hawes, Frank Mortimer15, 32, 58
Hay, William, Schoolmaster, 172165
Hayden, Joseph O.6, 74
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Hertford County, England19
Heyman, Samuel60, 62
Highland Avenue, Somerville22, 45
Hill, Colonel Herbert E.2
Hinckley, Mrs. James H.104
Historical Sketch of Old Middlesex Canal49
Hooksett Locks and Canal50, 57
Horn Pond, Woburn53
Hunt, M. Agnes13
Hunt, Rev. Samuel103, 104
Hutchinson Collection, The42
Hutchinson, Mrs. Jacob T.104
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