History of the Quilt 6

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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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  Angelica

Angelica

Was cultivated for its aromatic odor, its medicinal roots, and for its stalks, which were candied and eaten.go to Quilt


 
Blacksmith

Blacksmith

The blacksmith and his forge were essential in a farming community for the tools he fashioned as well as shoeing of horses.go to Quilt


 
Chelmsford sign

Chelmsford sign

Is the historic marker in Chelmsford Center, commemorating the original settlement of the town in 1653.go to Quilt


 
Minutemen and British Prisoners

Minutemen and British Prisoners

Chelmsford was selected to quarter prisoners of war during the Revolution because it was far enough away from the battle lines.go to Quilt


 
Borage

Borage

A hairy-leaved herb, was used medicinally and in salads.go to Quilt


 
Perham Cider Mill

Perham Cider Mill

Was located on Westford Street from 1835 until it was destroyed by the construction of Route 495. Local apple growers brought their product for processing into cider and vinegar for S.S. Pierce.go to Quilt


 
Garrison House

Garrison House

Was constructed between 1683 and 1690. During the threat of Indian attack, the house served as a garrison for soldiers.go to Quilt


 
Summit House

Summit House

A popular "resort" located at the top of Robin Hill, was opened in 1886, by Walter S. Simonds. Its pleasant view and tasty treats made it a popular destination for summer carriage drives during the 1890's.go to Quilt



Bicentennial Logo

Bicentennial Logo

Is the symbol for the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of America's Declaration of Independence.go to Quilt


 

Southwell Combing Mills

Along with its predecessors in North Chelmsford have been one of the town's major industries since the 19th century.go to Quilt


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