Monthly Archives: December 2015

The 10 Men of Saugus

“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

  “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

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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What’s in YOUR backyard?

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

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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