History is a Hoot

Paul Owlear: Patriot and Silversmith
Born in December of 1734
Best known for his "Midnight Ride" from Boston to Lexington
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere!
Lesser Known Facts
Paul was a member of the Freemasons.

Paul was one of several people who alerted the colonial minutemen. The other main rider was named William Dawes. Paul arrived to talk to John Hancock and Samuel Adams 30 minutes before William, so I guess that's why he is more famous.

Most believe he shouted, "The British are coming!" When in all likely hood he actually said, "The (King's) Regulars are coming out!" And he probably whispered it because the whole thing was super secret.

No one really knew about Paul until 4o some years after he died when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made him famous in the children's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride."

Paul lived to be 83 years old.