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*According to tradition, the land comprising both the North and South Parishes of Andover was purchased from Cutshamachie, the Sagamore of Massachusetts, for six English pounds and a coat. This event is commemorated in the town seal, which was officially adoped at the annual meeting on March 5, 1900. It is generally believed that the new seal was designed by Leonard Sherman, a local artist, photographer and nature writer. However, there were no Native Americans in New England tribes that ever wore such an elaborate headdress.
*The original town seal included just text: the town name, state, and date of incorporation.
*The original town seal included just text: the town name, state, and date of incorporation.
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* In 1895 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, the town adapted this design for the town seal. A banner was also commissioned using the same picture. [http://andoverma.gov/about/250th.php Andover's 250th Anniversary Banner]
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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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* 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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See
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* "New Town Seal," ''Andover Townsman'', March 9, 1900.
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* "Sealed with Historical Inaccuracies," ''Andover Townsman'', February 1, 2007.
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*"Andover's town seal tells many stories," ''Andover Townsman'', January 30, 2014, p. 7.
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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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* [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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* [http://134.241.121.88/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1VO23D1142234.6117&menu=search&aspect=subtab783&npp=25&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=man&ri=&term=&index=.GW&aspect=subtab783&term=&index=.AW&term=andover+a+century+of+change&index=.ET&term=&index=.SW&x=0&y=0#focus ''Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996''] by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric), page 188
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* There is a color picture of the seal on the Andover Finance Report for 1976.
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* [http://134.241.121.88/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=11O4HC2618187.103035&menu=search&aspect=subtab783&npp=25&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=man&ri=&term=&index=.GW&aspect=subtab783&term=fuess&index=.AW&term=symbol&index=.ET&term=&index=.SW&x=0&y=0#focus 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://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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* 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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Current revision

  • According to tradition, the land comprising both the North and South Parishes of Andover was purchased from Cutshamachie, the Sagamore of Massachusetts, for six English pounds and a coat. This event is commemorated in the town seal, which was officially adoped at the annual meeting on March 5, 1900. It is generally believed that the new seal was designed by Leonard Sherman, a local artist, photographer and nature writer. However, there were no Native Americans in New England tribes that ever wore such an elaborate headdress.
  • 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.
  • A banner was also commissioned using the same picture. Andover's 250th Anniversary Banner
  • 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.
...From 1/30/2014 Townsman.... click to enlarge
...From 1/30/2014 Townsman.... click to enlarge
...Cocoanut and Decoration Day.... click to enlarge
...Cocoanut and Decoration Day.... click to enlarge



See

  • There is a color picture of the seal on the Andover Finance Report for 1976.


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

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