Category Archives: History of Sandwich

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

Our Own Bill Daley Announces Departure

Longtime Sandwich Historical Commission member and history lover William Daley has stepped down after volunteering in town over the last 18 years.  READ MORE Bill’s Background & Comments on the Sandwich Glass Factory       BILL’S ONLINE ARTICLES: Brady … Continue reading

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Sandwich, Mass., in 1774 – Setting the Battle Lines for Revolution

To get an idea of how intense the feuding between the British loyalists and the Colonial rebels was in 1774 in New England, you could spend a few hours scouring the history books at the library. Or you could go … Continue reading

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History of the Boardwalk

by Don Bayley The Sandwich Boardwalk (sometimes called the “Plank Walk” or the “Mill Creek Foot Bridge”) is about 1300 feet in length and crosses Mill Creek and the marsh, leading to the Town Beach on Cape Cod Bay. Originally … Continue reading

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The Saddle and Pillion Graves

(Updated 6/25/21 by Don Bayley) Edmond Freeman, one of the Ten Men from Saugus and the founder of Sandwich is buried here with his wife Elizabeth. He sailed with his 2nd wife Elizabeth, 4 children from his first marriage on … Continue reading

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Timothy Ruggles – The Rise and Fall of a Massachusetts Loyalist

By Bill Daley Timothy Ruggles of Sandwich was a prominent leader in the Massachusetts colony during the time immediately preceding the American Revolution in 1775. Had he not been a Loyalist, he might have been one of the founding fathers … Continue reading

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Joseph Wilson (1843-1886)

By Bill Daley There is a little-known gravesite of a black civil War soldier, Joseph Wilson, who is buried in Sandwich in a wooded area off of Quaker Meeting House Road near the Stop & Shop. In 2012, Eagle Scout … Continue reading

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1600 BASH

WATCH THE VIDEO CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE BASHERS! On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Sandwich 375 Committee, congratulations and great thanks the 1600s BASH Team under the brilliant leadership of Bill Daley for a remarkable 1600 BASH, … Continue reading

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The 375th

Click the links below to view photos, videos and thank-yous for our past events: NOTE: Some links may have expired or be slow to load from the internet archive. BASH 1600s BASH 1700s BASH 1800s BASH 1900s DAFFODIL FESTIVAL GOLF … Continue reading

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The 275th

It was 1914: Sandwich celebrated its 275th Anniversary and the opening of the Cape Cod Canal.

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The 300th

Photos courtesy of Jim Pierce and Sandwich Town Archives

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