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Starbucks City Mug Boston - George Washington Statue
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Boston is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its largest city and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was named Boston by early settlers from Boston, Lincolnshire in England. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the city on the Shawmut Peninsula. During the late 18th century, Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, occurred within the city and surrounding areas. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the peninsula. After American independence was attained Boston became a major shipping port and manufacturing center, and its rich history helps attract many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone attracting over 20 million every year. The city was the site of several firsts, including the United States' first public school, Boston Latin School (1635) and the first subway system in the United States (1897). With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine. The city's economic base includes research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology. Boston has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, though it remains high on world livability rankings.

Statue of George Washington in Boston Public Garden represents George Washington not as President but as the Army’s Commander-in-Chief. Long before the fight for American independence began, Washington had distinguished himself as a British colonel during the French and Indian War. He returned to civilian life when the war ended, and he only gradually came to oppose British rule. As fighting escalated between the colonial and British troops, Washington recognized the need for a unified army of resistance. He agreed to lead the newly formed Continental Army in 1775, and, fourteen years later, was unanimously elected to become the first President of the United States. Despite his popularity, Washington felt reluctant to accept the Presidency, and he voluntarily resigned after his second term. Thomas Ball’s sculpture therefore shows Washington in the role he was more comfortable assuming—that of a military leader, not a politician. He appears calm and assured, even while leading a largely untrained and ill-prepared army against one of the world’s strongest military powers. The location of the statue is most attractive. It is placed in the midst of one of the finest thoroughfares of the Garden, handsomely enclosed, and surrounded by beautiful flower beds. It was placed into position and unveiled on July 3, 1869, with former Mayor Alexander Rice making an address on the occasion. The speech was also regarded as a matter for congratulation, as all the work upon the statue and its support was done by Massachusetts artists and artisans.

photo by lucky
edited by mobydick74 and Renee

  USA, Boston, 08 Icon Edition

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muglady   04 Aug 2012

I've been to Boston twice and still haven't been able to come home with this mug! :( I'd be willing to trade any Texas mug for this one, if anyone is interested. Thanks!

John   15 Aug 2012

I have an extra Boston 08 icon edition. How about any Texas 08 icon edition one for one trade?

humbear   25 Oct 2012

Fyi, the Boston mug is also sold at several Starbucks stores at Washington Dulles airport. Anyone who needs Boston, let me know...

mug finder   30 Oct 2012

All FO members. I'm a US Army Active Duty Officer currently deployed to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Medical - Afghanistan (TF Med-A). We coordinate all medical health care to US and coalition forces. We have a excellent military hospital located on Bagram Air Field. Some of my fellow Soldiers and I came up with an idea to display as many Star Bucks US Icon mugs as we can around the headquarters building and the hospital. The intent is to get representation from as many locations around the country. We have been asking family and friends to send us mugs as well as been contacting VFW organizations to see if they would be willing to donate.If anyone is interested in participating in the project please contact me at caseman@hotmail.com. We will display your mug with a slip of paper inside stating who donated it. You could even add a personal note with the mug for Soldiers and staff to read.I think this is a unique project and thought I would post it here for anyone interested.Thanks,John

Renee   20 Jan 2013

George Washington has been properly identified. Didn't touch the description, Chris.

mobydick74   20 Jan 2013

Yes Renee :)You are correct. Both statues in Boston. And this is surely Washington. I will fix description.Many thanks for letting me know :)

elle   13 May 2014

hi,
I have extra mugs 2008 global icon edition: germany, madrid, thailand, phuket, bangkok, pattaya, chiang mai, china, macao and hong kong.
i accept all 2008 global icon edition
if someone is interested to trade one or more mug please email me at:
miss_accountant.1993@libero.it
thanks to all muggers/traders

elle   27 Jul 2014

Hi, I heard that this is the Paul Revere statue and not a George Washington statue isn't it?

Renee   28 Jul 2014

This is George Washington. Paul Revere statue has his arm stretched out and is looking down.