Cape Cod: Articles: HistorySandwich -- post an article

Cape Cod Sandwich and the Past

Settled in 1637 and incorporated in 1639, Sandwich is the oldest town on the Cape and one of the most beautiful.

Joseph Jefferson called it “the handsomest town out of England.” It was not long after Edward Freeman with his ten followers had been given permission to found a settlement at Sandwich that two commissioners were sent from Plymouth Colony to lay out the bounds of the land.

They were Myles Standish and John Alden. John Alden had been married to Priscilla Mullins since 1622, a courtship and marriage immortalized in the poems by Henry W. Longfellow. Looking back it is seen that Sandwich won some bad repute for its early persecution of the Quakers but this attitude came largely from the Pilgrims at Plymouth.

tell-a-friendlink to this post

Cape Cod
Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 02/20/06
Categories: HistorySandwich
Keywords: sandwich, history


No comments yet.

Related Posts: are tagged with sandwich, history
<< Dentium Conservator | Trees Became Coffins >>

Read More About Cape Cod

<< CapeLinks Cape Cod

Articles | Maps | Summer Rentals | Hotels & Lodging | Photo Galleries| Classifieds | Advertising | Contact

Marketing ServicesProfessional Webmaster ServicesWeb Development

copyright © 2000 - 2024 CapeLinks Cape Cod 11:08:32 EST 07 12 2024 - 0.1133 - 29 - 6204248 CapeCod, MA -