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Ipswich town historian Gordon Harris

This site is produced by Gordon Harris, town historian for Ipswich, Massachusetts. I welcome your input, photos, stories and anything else of interest about Ipswich. You can leave comments on most pages and posts. First-time or anonymous comments will be reviewed before approval.

You may email the Historical Commission and the Ipswich Town Historian at historicipswich@gmail.com.

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Acknowledgements

Image Credits

Photos of Ipswich houses are provided by:

Glass plate negatives were generously provided to this site and the Ipswich Museum by William Barton, Jean Engel and Robert Cronin, developed by David Stone and Gordon Harris. Many of the early images on this site are from the photographs of:

  • Edward Darling
  • George Dexter
  • Arthur Wesley Dow

Other acknowledgments are provided on individual pages. You may share photographs and/or text, as long as you provide acknowledgement and a link to the page on this site where it located. The Historic Ipswich site is published by Gordon Harris. © 2018 All rights reserved. historian

8 thoughts on “About this site

  1. Hi Gordon, I’ve meant to contact you many times, but haven’t turned thoughts to action. But I just saw a celebration of people inducted into the Ipswich Sports Hall of Fame. It occurred to me that we should give equal attention to the many citizen activists who have worked have enriched our town over the years with little fanfare. I think instituting a Hall of Fame for Citizenship is long overdue. Seems to me that you are just the person who could get such a night of recognition going. I can think of a number of living people who deserve that special recognition. But of course the first people on the list would be emeritus acknowledgement of John and Mary Conley. Doing something like this during the winter when there are fewer pressures on people would be a good idea. I’m certainly willing to help in any way I can.

    Hope you will take on this project. Let me know what you think of the idea. Anyway, good to chat with you if only on line.
    Marjorie Robie

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  2. I would like to visit the Joseph Fowler house and other points of interest in that area in the near future. Is there a good place to park for a shorter walk/photography undertaking of that nature?

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  3. Gordon, your mention of the book “life and lineage of Hilmer h. grace lindgren” sounds interesting. Is it available to read locally? Jim

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