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Tea tax will once again set Lexington ablaze

Lexington author and filmmaker Rick Beyer was researching his hometown’s history several years ago when he came across old newspaper references to a little-known occurrence in 1773.

Beyer learned that three days before the Sons of Liberty dumped about 46 tons of tea into Boston Harbor, Lexington residents led their own protest against British taxes by burning tea in a public bonfire.

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