Monthly Archives: December 2015

The 10 Men of Saugus

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“The year 1637 marks the era of the first English settlement on the Cape. The settlement at Sandwich was projected by Mr. Edmund Freeman and others who, April 3 of this year, obtained a grant from the Colony of Plymouth … Continue reading

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Twinning with Sandwich, England

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  “Our towns share more than their name, not least local and national distinction as historic communities. I hope that we can grow closer in mutual understanding and appreciation of each town’s heritage and community life.” –The Mayor of Sandwich, Kent, … Continue reading

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Sandwich & The Civil War

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By William F. Daley The Sandwich Guards – 29th Regiment, Company D On April 12, 1861, the American Civil War began with the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The shelling rapidly escalated into a series of … Continue reading

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Historical Tid-Bits of Cape Cod’s Oldest Town

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By Don Bayley Cape Cod Baseball: The First Team Was In Sandwich Sandwich, Seals and Sandwiches Parson’s Walk Dodge Macknight A Bit About the Boardwalk The 1885 Sand Hill School Sandwich’s Animal Night Club and the Locust Grove Asylum The … Continue reading

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What’s in YOUR backyard?

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By Lisa Hassler After seeing the archaeological dig at the Autumn Gathering at the Nye Homestead, I was curious to find out what lies lurking under the grass in my own back yard.  I contacted Craig Chartier of Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project in New Bedford … Continue reading

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The White Sachem: The Conversion of the Cape Cod Indians, and the Founding of Mashpee

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By Garrett Gowen Missionary activity in the American colonies during the seventeenth century was mainly an exercise of imperialism; the native savages had to be civilized by converting from pagan mysticism to the religion of the West: Christianity. However, when … Continue reading

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