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[74] adjunct to the scenery. The artistic laying out of the park was the work of much thought and careful consideration. 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
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 Israel Putnam
and his heroic soldiers
bearing the motto of Connecticut
Qui Transtulit Sustinet
and of Massachusetts, ‘an Appeal
to Heaven.’

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