Andover - Town Seal

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*The original town seal included just text: the town name, state, and date of incorporation.
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* The original town seal included just text: the town name, state, and date of incorporation.
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* In 1995 John E. Whiting, a local jewler, designed a souvenir porcelin pin depicting the sale of the land from the Indians.
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* In 1895 John E. Whiting, a local jewler, designed a porcelin pin depicting the sale of the land that was to become Andover from the Indians as a souvenir for the Town's 250th anniversary.
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**When Andover celebrated it's 250th anniversary in 1896, Indian Chief Cutshumache, with a coat draped over his arm, holds a bag containing 6 English pounds. A banner was also commissioned using the same picture.
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** A banner was also commissioned using the same picture. [http://andoverma.gov/about/250th.php Andover's 250th Anniversary Banner]
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** The design was adopted at the annual Town Meeting on March, 5, 1900.
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** The new town seal was adopted at the annual Town Meeting on March, 5, 1900.
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* 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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* 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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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=487303&t=andover%20a%20Century%20of%20Change&tp=title&d=0&hc=1&rt=title ''Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996''] by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric), page 188
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=250279&t=Andover%3A%20Symbol%20of%20New%20England&tp=title&d=0&hc=1&rt=title Andover: Symbol of New England], by Claude Moore Fuess,(974.45 Fuess), page 373
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* "Sealed with Historical Inaccuracies" ''Andover Townsman'', February 1, 2007
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* "New Town Seal," ''Andover Townsman'', March 9, 1900
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=266287&t=The%20Townswoman%27s%20Andover&tp=title&d=0&hc=1&rt=title ''The Townswoman's Andover''] by Bessie Goldsmith (974.45 Gol), page 2
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=777748&t=Town%20and%20City%20Seals%20of%20Massachusetts&tp=title&d=0&hc=2&rt=title ''Town and City Seals of Massachusetts''], by Allan Forbes (929.9 For volume 2), page 6
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* Andover Vertical File - Government - Town Seal
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* There is a color picture of the seal on the Andover Finance Report for 1976
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Revision as of 16:57, June 30, 2011

  • 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 porcelin pin depicting the sale of the land that was to become Andover from the Indians as a souvenir for the Town's 250th anniversary.
  • 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.


...Cocoanut and Decoration Day.... click to enlarge
...Cocoanut and Decoration Day.... click to enlarge



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

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