The British are Coming!

Paul Revere made history that April 18, 1775, but he could have gone farther if he had a faster horse. If we added a couple of more areas to this nation, there would be place he could have gotten one. But the message was clear; if he said it once, he said it 138 times, "The British are coming, the British are coming!"

Hints

What has run 138 times?

Each thing in the grid is either 7, 8, or 9 letters long.