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1888: Second Great Fire of Marblehead

The second great fire strikes the Town. The fire started with an explosion around 10 P.M. on Christmas Eve, destroyed fifty important buildings, leaving almost 2000 people out of work.

1776: Washington crosses the Delaware

At about 10:00 p.m. Washington begins the crossing of the Delaware with his ragtag army of 2000 soldiers and attacks 1200 Hessian mercenaries at Trenton again assisted and rowed by General John Glover and his famous Marblehead Regiment, saving the army and the revolution for the second time. Afterwards Colonel … Continue reading

 have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.

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