In Stories from the River’s Mouth, Sam Sherman chronicles the remarkable history of one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts and the United States. She details Puritan regulations pertaining to clothing, dogs, and romance. She writes of two clammers who survived a ferocious snowstorm in 1786 by clinging to a floating stack of salt marsh hay. She explains why late nineteenth-century residents looked askance at native artist Arthur Dow, whose work is now prized, and why “Puritans” were seen riding golf carts on Hog Island in 1995. In this Massachusetts Town Memoir, more than 350 years of Ipswich history unfold to delight residents and visitors alike.
These are the stories that make Ipswich unique, stories every Ipswich child should know and every adult share. This Massachusetts Town Memoirs includes stories from early Essex and Hamilton (once parts of Ipswich).