The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, May 17, 1919

A look back in Time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. There are some cases of scarlet fever in town. Dr. Blaney’s little son has the disease, although reported as not a severe case. The other patients are at the other villages. “Sunday services…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

School Bus Watercolor The watercolor was painted by William “Bill” Atwood Millett (1922-2007) prior to 1970. It features the northern tip of the Town Common. At least two features are of significance. The first is the town’s War Memorial. It was erecte…

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Prince Henry and the Westford Knight, story performed by Leeny Del Seamonds

Have you heard the story of the Westford Knight? Legend has it that a Scottish earl named Henry Sinclair took a crew of explorers and discovered America in 1398, a whole century before Christopher Columbus. According to the story, they explored regions…

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, May 10, 1919

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. The Cadman peach orchards at the Old Homestead farm [now Abbot School] have been a beautiful sight this week, being in full bloom. “The sewing class, under the auspices of the Tadmuck club,…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Lithograph of Commodore Joel Abbot Joel Abbot was born in Westford 1793. Though enrolled in Westford Academy in 1812, Joel opted for a career in the US Navy, and was appointed a midshipman on the frigate President at the outbreak of the War of 1812. He…

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May Musings

Colonel John Robinson Memorial Highway Dedicated by Bob Oliphant  At 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 14th, the recently named Colonel John Robinson Memorial Highway was dedicated at a ceremony held next to the Robinson family burial plot in Westlawn Cemetery….

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, May 3, 1919

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center.  The Westford academy baseball team went to Harvard on Wednesday afternoon and played the Bromfield school team.  Westford won by the score of 9 to 4. “Brush fires have kept the fire-fighter…

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Featured Artifact of the Week

Invitation to Daniel Nutting From the collection Invitation to Daniel Nutting (1756-1836) to attend the laying of the cornerstone of Bunker Hill Monument on June 17, 1825. The Boston, MA, monument was completed in 1843. Daniel served as a private in Ca…

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Westford Past is Our Present~ stories created and performed by Leeny Del Seamonds

For the 275th Anniversary of Westford Massachusetts. It was Leeny pleasure to celebrate and honor Westford’s 225th Anniversary (2004) by creating four stories about our town’s history, a sampling of its wonderful residents and places from a time gone b…

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, April 26, 1919

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center.  A good number went from Westford to Camp Devens on Tuesday to see the review of the famous Yankee Division of soldiers.  They report the immense crowds and the review a sight never to be fo…

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