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History in Brief

A Brief History of Sandwich By Jonathan A. Shaw Sandwich Historical Commission Sandwich, the first town to be established on Cape Cod, was founded in 1637 by the persuasive and energetic Edmund Freeman. The location was appealing for the broad marshes bordering the sea resembled those of Sandwich, England, and were immensely valuable. With little […]

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The 250th

Town Hall all decked out for the “Quarter MilleNnial Celebration,” September 3, 1889. 1889: The two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of what is termed the incorporation of the towns of Sandwich and Yarmouth was fitly commemorated. September 3, 1639, being the date when those two towns were recognized as such, by being represented in the […]

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Then & Now

Main Street Photo taken circa 1880 From left to right: Unitarian church, Boyden Block and Central House (now gone), Nancy Fessenden House, Apothecary Shop, Thayer House Photo taken April, 2012 From left to right:¬†Unitarian Church (now private residence), Town Hall Annex (hidden by trees, formerly Coop Bank, on site of Boyden Block), Dan’l. Webster Inn […]

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