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Stories and Tips Lynn

Maria Mitchell

Written by blazn on 06 Feb, 2001

Although she was born in Nantucket, Maria lived a good part of her life in Lynn. Maria learned astronomy from her father and in 1847 she discovered a comet. In 1865, she left Lynn for Vassar College where her talent and expertise enabled…Read More

Wolf Pits

Written by blazn on 01 Feb, 2001

The Lynn area was the domain of the Pawtucket Tribe until the arrival of the settlers in 1629. The newcomers held the area now known as Lynn Woods ‘in common’ for their use as timber and fuel. In 1686 the settlers ‘bought’ the land from…Read More

Moll Pitcher

Written by blazn on 06 Feb, 2001

One of the earliest women in Lynn to be recognized and recorded for posterity was Moll Pitcher. In the 1700’s Pitcher moved to Lynn from Marblehead after marrying a Lynn shoemaker. She is reknown for her clairvoyant abilities, which, according to a Lynn…Read More

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