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Published by Historical Society of Old Yarmouth in Yarmouth Port, Mass .
Written in English



  • Yarmouth (Mass.),
  • Yarmouth, Mass.


  • Railroads -- Yarmouth, Mass. -- History.,
  • Yarmouth (Mass.) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby William C. Sokolosky.
LC ClassificationsHE2771.M4 S64
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 26 p. :
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5208179M
LC Control Number75034947

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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 in , Orleans in , and 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 year , the 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 -