|"One of our nations three most cherished historical treasures." Pictured in The Oxford History of The American People (Samuel Eliot Morison. Oxford University Press, New York. 1965).|
|In fact, it's enough to make you cry.|
I confess. I know nothing of the Liberty Bowl. Other than the link above, a search for 'revere liberty bowl' generated a lot of hits for folks selling cheap reproductions on eBay. So I began to read about the Townsend Act and The Sons of Liberty in that
Wrong. When you search "liberty bowl" on Wikipedia, you are not take to a disambiguation page. you are taken to this:
And this, my friends, is why we have
Liberty BowlFor the stadium, see Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is an annual U.S. American college football bowl game played in late December or early January since 1959. Since 2004, the game has been sponsored by Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone.
Since 1965, the game has been held at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. For its first five years, it was played in Philadelphia.
ninety-two members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives who refused to rescind a letter sent throughout the colonies protesting the Townshend Acts (1767), which taxed tea, paper, glass, and other commodities imported from England. This act of civil disobedience by the "Glorious Ninety-Two" was a major step leading to the American Revolution. The bowl was commissioned by fifteen members of the Sons of Liberty, a secret, revolutionary organization to which Revere belonged; their names are engraved on the bowl as are references to Englishman John Wilkes, whose writing in defense of liberty inspired American patriots. The Liberty Bowl, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution have been called the nation's three most cherished historical treasures.~~
The page "Sons of liberty bowl" does not existeither. It's enough to make you cry, isn't it?