Category Archives: History of Sandwich

Anything to do with natural or human history of Sandwich and environs.

Plaques help mark Sandwich history

SOURCE: http://sandwich.wickedlocal.com/news/20180907/plaques-help-mark-sandwich-history By Paul Gately Posted Sep 7, 2018 at 10:57 AM The Sandwich Historical Commission’s historic marker/plaque program has reached the 154 mark, and more awards are on the way in a town where many homes are much older than … Continue reading

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Atlas of Boundaries of Sandwich 1901

 

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The Acorn

The Acorn – a steam-sail ship once owned by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company by William F. Daley In 1825, entrepreneur Deming Jarves arrived in Sandwich to build his glass making operations, the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company (B&S). It … Continue reading

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A Very Special Memorial Day

William Eaton and the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Memorial Day , 1911 By William F. Daley Over 100 years ago, the town of Sandwich celebrated a very special Memorial Day. On May 30, 1911 William Eaton, a wealthy business man … Continue reading

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Of Sandwich, Seals and Sandwiches

The Name “Sandwich” Sandwich, Massachusetts is named for the seaport of Sandwich, Kent, England. The name “Sandwich” comes from Old English (O.E.) Sandwic, and literally means “sand village,” “sandy place,” or “place on the sand.” The old English wic is … Continue reading

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Saving Graves

Decrepitude has seeped into Cedarville Cemetery—cracking and toppling ancient tombstones and beshadowing family markers with creeping foliage. But rest easy, old souls, help is on the way. About $70,000 has been set aside to restore dozens of graves at the … Continue reading

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(The following was submitted by Paul Rentz) Here’s some material I’ve come across- on Ezra, Edmund’s information is not nearly as complete from what I’ve seen. Ezra Perry • Born: 1625, Bideford, Devonshire, England 19,22 • Marriage: Elizabeth Burgess on … Continue reading

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Clark-Haddad/Sand Hill Community Input

Do you have any old photos of the Clark-Haddad/Sand Hill School Building?

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Swale at Nye Pond on Old County Road

(SOURCE: Paul Gately, Wicked Local.com/Sandwich Broadsider) John Cullity seemingly has nothing in common with the late Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, but the Nye family member and historian is following that old Yogi-ism: “It ain’t over until it’s over.” Cullity is … Continue reading

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Wing School Update

    By Paul Gately July 07. 2016 12:58PM Sandwich Historical Commission reiterates historic merit of ‘1927 Wing’ The Sandwich Historical Commission takes issue with sentiment expressed by some selectmen that the 1927 section of the Henry T. Wing School … Continue reading

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