Talk:Lexington, Massachusetts

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Lots of pictures![edit]

I'm going to take the extra pictures again. I know they're small, and bandwidth isn't really a concern for a lot of us. But with them all in there, the page looks like a travel brochure- like a tourist outfit. Especially given the fact that each of the pictures is used in an article devoted specifically to its subject, I don't think they add much to the page. But all together they do give it an unencyclopedic feel. This (and some other stuff I removed) would go great over at the article about Lexington at Wikitravel.Staecker 18:29, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

Ok, you make a reasonable point. Perhaps there is some sort of happy medium that could be reached. Angelic Wraith

Vandalism[edit]

Some of this is actually sort of funny.. Sam Beh is a teacher at LHS... though I haven't heard of the other people listed, probably students... maybe freshman... I graduated last year so I guess I wouldn't know... Dan 06:48, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Estabrook controversy[edit]

Recent edits to the Estabrook controversy section are exposing a slight bias in the original version, and undoubtedly introducing new bias. Contributors should familiarize themselves with Wikipedia's neutrality policy and reversion policy before getting too deep in this.

The discussion here is beginning to dominate the article on Lexington, which I hope everybody agrees isn't very appropriate. This controversy is far from being the most significant thing about Lexington, and its prominence in the article should reflect that fact. I'm going to move the current version of the "Current events" section into the Joseph Estabrook School article, where I think it belongs. We can continue the POV (Point Of View) debates over there. Staecker 20:39, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Shot heard round the world[edit]

No slight to Lexington, which is obviously the site of the first shots of the Revolution, but the line of poetry is "By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag to April's breeze unfurled; here once the embattled farmers stood, and fired the shot heard 'round the world." The clear reference to Concord's North Bridge, and the fact that Emerson's poem (originally a hymn) is called "Concord Hymn", makes evident that Emerson was referring to the American victory at Concord, not the literal first shot of the Revolution. Now, Emerson was a Concordian, and thus could be accused of violating NPOV. Nevertheless the phrase is his, and I submit that it does not specifically refer to the conflict at Lexington, as the first sentence indicated. That's why I removed the phrase from the article to this here. (The Concord article does not mention it either.) Venicemenace 08:50, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Neighborhoods[edit]

Can anyone list the neighborhoods of Lexington? From Google Maps, it looks like they might include East Lexington, North Lexington, Monroe Station, Follen Heights, and the oddly named Countryside. -- Beland (talk) 00:49, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

To my knowledge, Countryside is a retirement community. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.231.1.36 (talk) 02:26, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Interesting historical fact that I learned recently; Countryside used to be called "Scotland" because of all the Scottish families that settled there, namely the family of William Munroe (Scottish soldier). It is still so-called by some town historians. I would maybe add Lexington Center and perhaps Prospect (aka Loring) Hill to that list. Gosox(55)(55) 20:40, 23 January 2010 (UTC)