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Prospect Hill #1 Tower: Supposedly, Prospect Hill is the highest point in Somerville, but at the moment I can’t find a source to back this up, or suggest some other location. In any case, looking as it does down over Union Square, it has good views of Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston, this panorama tries to convey . The tower atop the hill commemorates the point where some of the first American colonialists fought against the British in 1775. Local legend holds that this point was the first place in America to fly a version of the American Flag (note the flag at top here, with the British Union Jack in place of the later field of stars), but then, a lot of places have a version of that local legend, so who knows?

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