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Old Witch House, Pigeon Cove, circa 1906

See my earlier post about the Old Witch House for more details on this house, which still stands in Pigeon Cove. Most accounts date the house as having been built in 1692 and some describe it at the first house … Continue reading

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Thatcher Light, Thatcher’s Island of Cape Ann, Mass., c. 1905

This postcard has an undivided back, which indicates it was produced sometime between 1901 and 1907. It shows the famous Twin Lights of Thacher Island. This card was published by The Metropolitan News Co., Boston, Mass., and printed in Germany.

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Granite Quarry, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

As I noted in an earlier post, granite quarrying was long a major activity in Rockport, with granite first commercially excavated here in 1823. The most prominent of the quarry companies, the Rockport Granite Company, was in business from 1865 … Continue reading

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