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Silversmith Paul Revere took part in the Boston Tea Party and famously alerted the Lexington Minutemen about the approach of the British in 1775.
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Alan Rogers claims that Paul Revere never said, "The British are Coming!" but that he did say, "One if by Land, Two if by Sea."
Paul Revere, the "Messenger of the Revolution," also used his skills as an artist to make political cartoons denouncing the crown.
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Following the war, Revere continued to build on his reputation as a master craftsman and industrialist. He learned to roll copper and opened the country's first copper-rolling mill. In addition, he operated a hardware store and later a foundry.
Respected for his work and charitable contributions, including his involvement with the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association, Revere retired from working life in 1811 at the age of 76. He died in his home city of Boston on May 10, 1818.
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