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Granite tablet marking Sir Richard Saltonstall's landing in 1630.

Granite tablet marking Sir Richard Saltonstall's landing in 1630.

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Title:
Granite tablet marking Sir Richard Saltonstall's landing in 1630.
Description:
Granite tablet marking Sir Richard Saltonstall's landing in 1630. Located at Gerry?s Landing in Cambridge, behind the Mount Auburn Hospital. Text: "Sir Richard's Landing. Here at the river's edge the settlers of Watertown led by Sir Richard Saltonstall landed July 30, 1630. Here Reverend George Phillips' protest in 1632 against taxation without representation struck the first note of civil liberty heard in this wilderness. All of the territory from Sparks Street to Mount Auburn bridge, originally a part of Watertown, was annexed to Cambridge in 1754. Erected by the Historical Society in 1948."
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Monuments and Historical Markers
Subjects:
Monuments--Watertown--Massachusetts
War memorials--Watertown--Massachusetts
Memorials--Watertown--Massachusetts
Historical societies--Massachusetts--Watertown
Historic sites--Watertown--Massachusetts
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 533