History of the Quilt 3

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These descriptions for the quilt blocks were written in 1976 by the Bicentennial Club of the McFarlin School under the direction of Ms. Janice Carragher and Ms. Virginia Blouin. They were assisted by sixth grade students Terry Cryts, Sirry Karlsson, Melissa Micol, Susan Burns, Judy Fahey, and Kim McBride in 1976.

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  Chelmsford Brick

Chelmsford Brick

Was once manufactured in East Chelmsford on Brick Kiln Road. The 1802 School House was made from these bricks as well as many of the older houses in town.go to Quilt


 
Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting

Was an important occupation in early Chelmsford during winter months.go to Quilt


 
1802 School House

1802 School House

Was constructed of brick from East Chelmsford to replace the original school house on this site, dating to 1718.go to Quilt


 
Scythe Factory

Scythe Factory

Located in West Chelmsford, was established in the 1820's. During the Civil War the manufacture of swords replaced scythe making.go to Quilt


 
Chelmsford Glass

Chelmsford Glass

Was manufactured at a glass works in Middlesex Village established in 1802. The Barrett-Byam Museum has an extensive collection of Chelmsford glass.go to Quilt


 
Revolutionary War Monument

Revolutionary War Monument

Was erected on the Common in 1859, in honor of the townsmen of Chelmsford who served their country in the struggle for independence.go to Quilt


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