Category Archives: History of Sandwich

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

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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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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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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Sandwich in the Civil War

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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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Sandwich takes first steps to restore old buildings

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By George Brennan gbrennan@capecodonline.com June 29. 2015 SANDWICH — One historic building would be fixed using community preservation funds and the other rehabbed using the labor of Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School students under plans put into motion last … Continue reading

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Sand Hill School

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History of the Sand Hill School/Clark-Haddad Building Sand Hill School Fact Sheet Clark Haddad Building in the 2010 Sandwich Capital Improvement Program Clark Haddad Assessment Report, June 2015   Public Forum on Clark-Haddad and Deacon-Eldred Buildings MARK SNYDER | Sandwich … Continue reading

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