The Winchester Sachem: "The Beginning of Winchester on Massachusetts Land"

Submitted by Council Chair on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 11:08

As many in the town debate whether the "Sachem" should continue to be the mascot or symbol of Winchester, important information can be found in  historian Ellen Knight's essay "The Beginning of Winchester on Massachusetts Land". It is a revision of her article "The Sachems of Winchester" published in 1999 as a four-part series in the Daily Times Chronicle), which sought to correct some of the historical misinformation that has been generated through that enduring controversy. More information on the town's history (and on the adoption of the Sachem symbol) can be found on the Town of Winchester's Winchester History Online site.

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