Category Archives: History of Sandwich

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

Saving Graves

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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

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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

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(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

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    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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Ten Men of Saugus Plaque Back in Town Hall

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A sign that used to hang in Town Hall is back. After being in storage for an unknown number of years the plaque commemorating the founders of Sandwich, the “Ten Men of Saugus,” is now back up in Town Hall. It … Continue reading

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Owners of Canal plant to allow dig at site of solar project

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CREDIT: Cape Cod Times By George Brennan May 18. 2016 SANDWICH — The owners of NRG Energy Canal Generating Plant will allow an archaeological dig on land once owned by one of the town’s earliest settlers. Bourne resident Jack MacDonald … Continue reading

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A Name for the Park at 135 Main Street

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by Cindy Russell 135 Main Street has been privately owned from 1639 until 1963 when Town Meeting voted “to purchase a certain parcel of land located at Main Street, at Town Hall Square, owned by Manuel and Leona R. Jacinto … Continue reading

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New Civil War Memorial Wall Plaque Now in Town Hall

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The Civil War Memorial Wall Plaque has been delivered and it now hangs on the wall of the first staircase case landing at Town Hall. It shows the full names of the 294 Sandwich men who served as soldiers and … Continue reading

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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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