Signs, Symbols and Stones: Uncovering the Mysteries of an Urban Ethnic Landscape #5

by Jim Fonseca

Monument honoring Revolutionary War hero Pedro Francisco in New Bedford. Photo by the author.

We’re continuing our expedition to learn about a different culture, that of Portuguese Americans, and how aspects of that culture are visible in the landscape of southeastern New England.

I grew up in this area and in the Portuguese American culture. Now I’m a retired geography…