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The Hanson Tunk (2010-present)

The Hanson Historical Society publishes a newsletter, The Hanson Tunk, three times a year (Melinda Barclay, editor). Digital copies (2010-present) available at the Hanson Historical Society website [current year’s articles available to members only].

  • Articles in The Tunk (Spring 2010): John and Patty Norton: “A Message from the HHS Presidents”, Melinda Barclay: “Counterfeiters in Hanson”, “Hanson’s “Christopher Columbus of the Air””, “Trolley Town”, “The Cranberry King”; Bruce Young: “Hanson’s Great Cedar Swamp”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Summer 2010): John and Patty Norton: “HHS Acquires a Seth Miller Briggs Violin”, “From the Presidents”; Melinda Barclay: “Hometown Violinist”, “A Town of Patriots”, “Destructive Fire Hits Hanson”, “Hanson’s First Post Office”, “Rabbit City”, “Early Industries”, “Did You Know?”; Anonymous: “A Stranger’s Visit or Liens, Lawsuits, and Recall”; “Rodney T. Smith Obituary”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Fall 2010): Melinda Barclay: “From the Editor”, “Wells Elliot”, “Albert C. Burrage (1859-1931)”, “The Native American Grinding Stone”, “The Carriage Painter”, “Did You Know?”; Bruce R. Young: “Looking Back at Bonney Hill in the 1800’s”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Spring 2011): Melinda Barclay: “Hanson’s Namesake”, “Compelling Vital Records, 1813-1844”; John and Patty Norton: “From the Presidents”; Bruce Young: “The “Old” Old Colony Line in Hanson”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Summer 2011): Melinda Barclay: “From the Editor”, “Hanson’s First Soldier to be Killed during WWII”, Young boy drowns after falling into Hanson sandpit”; John and Patty Norton: “Letter from the Presidents”; Bruce Young: “A Gypsy Wedding”; Mary Blauss Edwards: “Love and Loss in the West Parish”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Fall 2011): Melinda Barclay: “Bootlegging in Hanson”, “Early Cobblers”, “Mayflower Grove”, “Hanson Trivia”, “Happy Anniversary to the Hanson Historical Society!”, Michelle Stone: “Spooky Places in Hanson”; John and Patty Norton: “Letter from the Presidents”; Bruce Young: “The Old South Grammar School & Hanson Grange Hall, Its Past and Uncertain Future”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Spring 2012): John and Patty Norton: “Letter from the Presidents”; Mary Blauss Edwards: “Tunk Archives Now Online!”, “17th Century Bonney Family Scandals”, “Curator’s Corner”; Melinda Barclay: “Plymouth County Hospital”, “The Needles”, “Ellen Stillman Turns 100!”, “Trivia”; Bruce Young: “The Levi Lincoln House & the Number 6 Primary School”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Summer 2012): John and Patty Norton: “Letter from the Presidents”; Melinda Barclay: “Cranland Airport”, “King of Slides”, “Old Time General Store”, “The Hamlin’s”; Bruce Young: “Indian Deeds, Lore and Legends”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Fall 2012): John and Patty Norton: “President’s Letter”, “The Strawberry Festival, 2012”; Mary Blauss Edwards: “Curator’s Corner”, “History of the Nathaniel Bonney House of 252 High St.”; Melinda Barclay: “A Forgotten Time”, “Native Names”, “Did You Know?”
  • Articles in The Tunk (Spring 2013): John and Patty Norton: “Letter from the Presidents”; Melinda Barclay: “Native Trivia”, Ellen Stillman’s Obituary; Bruce Young: “The Rev. Gad Hitchcock, First Minister of the West Parish”; Mary Blauss Edwards: “Virtual Archives”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Summer 2013): Melinda Barclay: “The Plymouth County Hospital: A Story Of What Once Was”; John and Patty Norton: “President’s Letter”; Shelly Barclay: “Revolutionary Heroine”; Mary Blauss Edwards: “Virtual Archives”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Fall 2013): Mary Blauss Edwards: “Hanson’s Clairvoyant Physician: Abbie O. Whitmarsh (1829-1921)”, “Curator’s Corner”; Melinda Barclay, “Post Office Thieves”, “Glimpse In Time”, “Civil War Letter”; John and Patty Norton: “President’s Letter”.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Spring 2014): Melinda Barclay: Annual Harvest Fair, Historical Hanson Happenings, Lament From India; Bruce Young: The Ebenezer B. Keene House (Zero High Street); John and Patty Norton: Geoff Diehl Thanks, President’s Letter; Mary Blauss Edwards: Curator’s Corner.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Summer 2014): Melinda Barclay: Hanson Historical Happenings, Hanson’s “Christopher Columbus of Air”; Mary Blauss Edwards: “Biography of Corp. Franklin Nelson Massey (1916-1944): Former Hanson Resident”, Curator’s Corner; John and Patty Norton: President’s Letter.
  • Articles in The Tunk (Fall 2014): Melinda Barclay: Then and Now, Hanson Day; Mary Blauss Edwards: Col. Elijah Cushing and his slaves Boston and Margaret “Pegg”, Curator’s Corner; John and Patty Norton: President’s Letter.

Hanson Historical Articles

  • J. M. Bumsted, “The Report of the Pembroke (Massachusetts) Town Committee on the Currency, March 24, 1740/41”, The New England Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 4 (Dec. 1967), 551-560. Digital copy available at JSTOR (free for MA residents with a Boston Public Library card, or see if your local library has a subscription).
  • Molly McCarthy, “A Pocketful of Days: Pocket Diaries and Daily Record Keeping among Nineteenth-Century New England Women”, The New England Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 2 (Jun. 2000), 274-296. Includes a discussion of Hanson resident Jane Briggs Smith Fiske. Digital copy available at JSTOR (free for MA residents with a Boston Public Library card, or see if your local library has a subscription).
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