City of "firsts"

Lynn, Massachusetts, honors Mary Baker Eddy

The new Mary Baker Eddy bronze relief created by sculptor Reno Pisano, a Lynn native.

The coastal city of Lynn, Massachusetts, is sandwiched between Boston and Salem, two historical communities that attract thousands of tourists each year. And even though most of the buildings constructed in the 1700s and 1800s have been demolished in Lynn, which was once known as the shoe capital of the world, the city has a history, too—a rich one.

So said Bill McGuinness, a member of the board of the Lynn Historical Society and a trustee of the public library, at the unveiling of a marker in Lynn, December 14, commemorating Mary Baker Eddy's contribution to the community and to American religious history.

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