2 edition of history of railroads in Yarmouth, Massachusetts found in the catalog.
history of railroads in Yarmouth, Massachusetts
William C. Sokolosky
|Statement||by William C. Sokolosky.|
|LC Classifications||HE2771.M4 S64|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||i, 26 p. :|
|Number of Pages||26|
|LC Control Number||75034947|
Chapter 2 - Yarmouth to Orleans Posing at Harwich, the s. Engine crew members of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad No. , a American type (renumbered in to ) pose at Harwich while awaiting their next assignment. The history of railroads in southeastern New England is a long, complicated affair involving numerous companies, name changes, and mergers dating back to nearly the earliest days of the industry in the s. What is now the Cape Cod Rail Trail was built by two different railroads.
The Yarmouth Historical Commission is a town agency charged with the preservation, protection, and development of the historical and archaeological assets of the Town. The Commission researches and documents places of historic or archaeological value, cooperates with the state archaeologist, and seeks to coordinate the activities of unofficial. history of the cape cod central railroad Cape Cod Central Railroad is part of Cape Rail, Inc., which also includes the Massachusetts Coastal Railroad “Mass Coastal.” Cape Rail covers approximately miles of track between the two railroads.
History of old Yarmouth. Comprising the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis. From the settlement to the division in with the history of both towns to these timesPages: History. Historical Highlights. The Cape Cod Association was formed in May The objective of the Association was to “encourage and promote among all the native born and descended of Cape Cod, temperance, industry, sincerity, good humor, charity, the social affections and generous sentiments.”.
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[William C Sokolosky]. Yarmouth began as a farming community in which the people of the town raised pigs, cattle, and sheep. Due to livestock pasturage, firewood collection, shipbuilding, and the construction of the Old Colony Railroad, the old-growth forests of the Wampanoag era had disappeared from Yarmouth by the end of the nineteenth century, not to be replaced with stands of incipient second-growth forest until County: Barnstable.
Yarmouth's History On January 7, the court record refers to the land grant to the first settlers John Crow, Thomas Howes, and Anthony Thacher as "the lands of Mattacheeset, now called Yarmouth". This is considered the first usage of the name. A history of railroads in Yarmouth, Massachusetts [William C.
Sokolosky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : William C. Sokolosky. Index to vital records of Dennis, Mass. and Yarmouth, Mass. Family History Library Massachusetts vital records: Yarmouth, WorldCat. Records of births, marriages, intentions of marriage, and deaths, ca Family History Library.
Yarmouth Births, Marriages, Deaths, (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry. Brief history. Portland first became a transportation hub when the Cumberland and Oxford Canal to interior Maine was completed in The first railroad reached the city 10 years later: the Portland, Saco & Portsmouth Railway (PS&P), whose joint operation with the Eastern Railroad of Massachusetts began in The PS&P's main terminal in Portland was on Commercial Street south of Union Street.
The Native Americans Long before English settlers arrived in what is now Yarmouth and Dennis in the s, many generations of Native Americans lived here. Several resident tribes fell under the collective Wampanoag nation. The Pawkunnawkuts occupied both sides of the southern section of Bass River.
The Hokanums lived in the northeast section of the town, part of which still bears their name. Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, Yarmouth Port, MA. K likes. Official Facebook page of the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, Massachusetts, a non-profit Organization.5/5.
Massachusetts railroads date all of the way back to when the Granite Railway was chartered on March 4th of that year.
While not the first common-carrier railroad in the United States (which belongs to the B&O) the Granite Railway is distinguished as the first commercial railroad to develop into such without ever being closed or going bankrupt. The introduction of railroads to Cape Cod came early and rapidly.
A line that reached Sandwich in was extended to Yarmouth Port and Hyannis inOrleans inand Provincetown in Not only did the railroads offer a faster, more reliable and more comfortable mode of transportation for people, they offered faster transportation for increased quantities of commerce.
Ancient North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine, a history Source Information Ancient North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine, a history [database on-line]. This is the definitive reference book for anyone who is interested in the history of the first two-foot-gauge railway in the United States.
When the Massachusetts towns of Bedford and Billerica clamored for a railroad, George E. Mansfield appeared on the scene and. At the close of the yearthe miles of road in operation in Massachusetts amounted to 1,; and the extensions into adjoining States, with their branches, operated by the same companies, were miles in addition.
In only two instances were the companies operating without charters from Massachusetts. RAILROADS BUILT - RAILROAD STATIONS. MASSACHUSETTS. Railroad Stations in Massachusetts, now in its twenty-second year, is a site devoted to the history, location, and uses of railroad depots, whether still standing or long gone, throughout the thirteen counties of Massachusetts.
Readers are invited to consult the tables and links below and submit additions, corrections, photos, and comments to make this a. The Historical Society of Old Yarmouth (HSOY) was founded in with a commitment to discover, preserve, and celebrate the history of this place and all of its people and to keep it from being discarded, misplaced, forgotten— lost forever.
We have dedicated this website to all who have left their mark here. This is their story. About this Item: Cape Cod Historical Publications, Yarmouth Port, MA;, Hardcover. First edition, first printing. The railraods that removed Cape Cod's rural, seaside isolation and brought the summer visitors that flocked to its towns, woods and beaches with their wind-swept dunes.
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Heald Listed under American Railroads. History of old Yarmouth comprising the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis. From the settlement to the division inwith the history of both towns to these times by Charles Francis Swift. Published by Published by the author in Yarmouth Port, :.
Yarmouth is a seaport town on Casco Bay, and is situated near the middle of the sea-coast line of Cumberland County. The stations of the Grand Trunk and Maine Central railroads, near the middle of the town, are about 11 miles from Portland.
The two roads form a junction about half a mile from the village.The Barnstable County, Massachusetts Histories book collection is a group of 21 books that detail the history of Barnstable County - primarily in the 19th and early 20th centuries. () - Andrews, H.
Franklin (Henry Franklin) - Rating: % positive.Railroad buffs and other curious history seekers welcome! Ted Shrady, railroad enthusiast and author, shares the story of railroads on Cape Cod."Railroads were, are, and will be on the Cape." In the railroad arrived in Sandwich, and by it advanced to Falmouth, Hyannis, Chatham, and Provincetown.
The railroad was an important factor in the growth of the Cape in the 19 th and early