Charlestown is a neighborhood of Boston that has a very unusual and incongruous history.
In the 60's through 90's it was known for its Irish Mob presence when the McLaughlin brothers feuded with Sommerville's Winter Hill Gang in which one of the FBI's most wanted criminals, Whitey Bulger was a member.
It is also however, the location of many historical landmarks. The Bunker Hill Monument resides in Charlestown as well as the northern end of the Freedom Trail. Surprising enough, it is the starting location of Paul Revere's most infamous ride.
It is also the location of the USS Constitution.
For those of you interested in a little history....
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