Andover - Town Seal

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* "New Town Seal," Andover Townsman, March 9, 1900
* "New Town Seal," Andover Townsman, March 9, 1900
* [http://134.241.121.88/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=11389I5VR6171.20174&menu=search&aspect=subtab783&npp=25&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=man&ri=33&source=%7E%21horizon&index=.ET&term=townswoman%27s+andover&aspect=subtab783&x=2&y=8#focus ''The Townswoman's Andover''] by Bessie Goldsmith (974.45 Gol), page 2
* [http://134.241.121.88/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=11389I5VR6171.20174&menu=search&aspect=subtab783&npp=25&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=man&ri=33&source=%7E%21horizon&index=.ET&term=townswoman%27s+andover&aspect=subtab783&x=2&y=8#focus ''The Townswoman's Andover''] by Bessie Goldsmith (974.45 Gol), page 2
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* [http://134.241.121.88/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=11N4354QR9234.103672&profile=man&source=~!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!777748~!0&ri=1&aspect=subtab783&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=town+and+city+seals+of+massachusetts&index=.ET&uindex=&aspect=subtab783&menu=search&ri=1#focus ''Town and City Seals of Massachusets''], by Allan Forbes (929.9 For volume 2), page 6
* Andover Vertical File - Government - Town Seal
* Andover Vertical File - Government - Town Seal
* There is a color picture of the seal on the Andover Finance Report for 1976
* There is a color picture of the seal on the Andover Finance Report for 1976

Revision as of 19:23, July 13, 2007

  • The original town seal included just text: the town name, state, and date of incorporation.
  • In 1895 John E. Whiting, a local jewler, designed a souvenir porcelin pin depicting the sale of the land from the Indians.
    • When Andover celebrated it's 250th anniversary in 1896, the town adapted this design for the town seal. A banner was also commissioned using the same picture. Andover's 250th Anniversary Banner
    • The design was adopted at the annual Town Meeting on March, 5, 1900.
  • For the Town's 350th anniversary, the Town requisitioned a painting of the seal for the selectman's meeting Room. Kristoffel Meulen, then a high school senior, was chosen.

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--Eleanor 12:39, July 13, 2007 (EDT)

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