Category Archives: Industry

The Nye Museum, Old County Road and Cedarville

The Nye Grist Mill, Homestead and Grange Hall This year marks the 50th year of Nye Association ownership (actual preservation) and the 40th year being open as a museum. In 1665 the Town of Sandwich gave 12 acres in East … Continue reading

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A Brickyard in Sandwich (as we mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812)

In the area known as Town Neck, along the shore of Cape Cod Bay, a lens of fine clay suitable for brick-making was discovered, perhaps as early as 1790 when construction of houses and mills picked up in earnest. Russell … Continue reading

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