Andover (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) by Andrew Grilz,Andover Historical Society,Foreword by Norma

By Andrew Grilz,Andover Historical Society,Foreword by Norma Gammon,Norma Gammon

Andover, geographically one of many biggest townships within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has an extended and illustrious heritage. based greater than 350 years in the past, Andover has performed a component in numerous severe occasions in American background, together with the French and Indian wars, the witchcraft hysteria of the 1690s, the yank Revolution, the abolitionist stream, the Civil battle, and the economic Revolution. it's the birthplace of the music "America," written by means of Samuel Francis Smith. it's been the house of such notables as Anne Bradstreet, the 1st poet within the New international; Salem bad, former slave and hero of the conflict of Bunker Hill; Samuel Osgood, the 1st postmaster basic of the U.S.; and Harriet Beecher Stowe, writer of Uncle Tom's Cabin. it truly is domestic to the Andover Village development Society, the second-oldest land conservation staff in the United States. Pres. Franklin Pierce referred to as Andover his summer time domestic, and numerous leaders of industrial and executive resided in Andover whereas scholars at Phillips Andover Academy, some of the most prestigious deepest academies within the country.

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