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Landing at Watertown

Landing at Watertown

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Title:
Landing at Watertown
Description:
Metal plate marker with shield of Massachusetts, above dates: 1630 -- 1930, inscribed "Sir Richard's Landing. Here at the river's edge the settlers of Watertown led by Sir Richard Saltonstall landed in June 1630. Later this spot became known as Gerry's Landing, for Elbridge Gerry, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Massachusetts who lived in 'Elmwood', nearby. Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission." Richard Saltonstall was granted 558 acres and is considered the founder of Watertown. Located at the corner of Mount Auburn St. and Coolidge Hill Road in Cambridge. Photo by William W. Carnes.
Creator:
Carnes, William W.
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Monuments and Historical Markers
Subjects:
Monuments--Watertown--Massachusetts
Memorials--Watertown--Massachusetts
Historical societies--Massachusetts--Watertown
Historic sites--Watertown--Massachusetts
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Charles River--Massachusetts
Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission
Carnes, William W.--1905-1991
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 5006