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FEATURED SITE

I have been using this spot to highlight one of our wonderful historical site customers every two months, but I am doing something a little different this time for July and August – the “featured site” is a whole town, the Town of Wakefield, Massachusetts.

 

WAKEFIELD – THEN AND NOW

On July 4, 1868 – 150 years ago – the former Town of South Reading officially became the Town of Wakefield, in honor of Cyrus Wakefield.

 

 

1. Lake Quannapowitt, 2. Wakefield Rattan Company Factory, 3. Downtown Wakefield, 4. Soldiers and Sailors Monument, 5. Cyrus Wakefield’s Mansion, 6. Cyrus Wakefield’s Tomb, 7. Wakefield Town Hall, 8. The Band Stand, 9. Gateway to Pleasure Island, 10. Moby Dick, one of the attractions at Pleasure Island, 11. One of Wakefield’s former famous residents, Buffy Sainte Marie, 12 & 13. The Wakefield 4th of July Parade, billed as the biggest in Massachusetts, 14. The Lucius Beebe Library, 15. The West Ward Schoolhouse Museum, 16. In 1913, this was where my grandfather lived. (Pix, 1993) 17. First Baptist Church steeple, 18. Annual Italian Day street festival

 

For more information, visit:

www.wakefieldhistory.org

www.friendsofpleasureisland.org

www.wakefield.ma.us/about-wakefield

 

If you are visiting, there are many fine historical sites within the Greater Boston area where you can purchase Cyrus Wakefield’s Original Cartridge Candy – Minute Man Visitors’ Center and North Bridge Site, Bunker Hill Monument, The Charlestown Navy Yard, Faneuil Hall, Salem NHS and Adams NHS. Tell them Sutler Cyrus sent you.

 

 

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