'Poor dull Concord'?

 The British Redcoats entering Concord

The British Redcoats entering Concord

“Poor dull Concord. Nothing colorful has come through here since the Redcoats.” 

-- Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), author of Little Women and resident of Concord, Mass.

What an amusing thing to say about a town famed as the heart of New England Transcendentalism (Ralph Waldo Emerson, et al.) and the location of Walden Pond as well as being the site of one of the first battles of the American Revolution.