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Sunday, May 19th, 2013
It was originally settled as a part of neighboring Abington.
Formerly a part of New Bedford and then Fairhaven the town of Acushnet may be small in size but it has a rather large link to the world of sports. The name Acushnet comes from the Wampanoag word 'Cushnea' which means ‘peaceful resting place near water’ which is no coincidence since the town lies along the Acushnet River.
Kingston is a very difficult town to get a hold of. For me it took me three trips to find all of the places I was looking for. Perhaps it was just the fact that I was not looking hard enough. I will tell you that once I was able to get my bearings I found Kingston to be much more than just the town where the Independence Mall is located.
The tiny town of Marion is rich in history with the Native American Wampanoag tribe and Revolutionary War heroes having a huge stake in how the town is known today.
Mattapoisett comes from the Wampanoag word meaning 'place of resting' and it is every bit of it. The small town, relaxed feel, to Mattapoisett helped make this a great trip. It was also here that I had a sort of moment that made me believe that these articles are what I am meant to be doing, more on that later.
My trip to Marshfield, or as it is called in the summer, 'Marsh Vegas,' due to the massive influx of visitors, centered around two very famous people. These two people are famous for very different reasons but their names are synonymous with Marshfield: Daniel Webster, and Steve Carell. Before I get to those two famous names let me give you a little history of Marshfield.
Located just before the border with Rhode Island and about forty-five minutes south of Boston, Fall River has an array of tremendous sites that can be the cornerstones of a great trip. However there are a few that go beyond that and make this small city an exciting destination. Any trip to Fall River needs to feature stops at Battleship Cove, the Old Colony Railroad Museum, and of course the Lizzie Borden house.
Seemingly a hybrid between city life and small town charm, Taunton has something for everyone. There are beautiful cathedral style churches, amazing monuments and mills, historical buildings, and quaint shops and eateries all intertwined into one truly great place to visit. Located only a half hour from the Cape and forty minutes from Boston, Taunton blends the best of both areas perfectly. It is the largest town in terms of square mileage in the state.
Centerville, Osterville, and Cotuit are three small villages considered part of the larger town of Barnstable on the south side of Cape Cod that can easily be passed by on a trip from Falmouth to Hyannis. Taking you on a trip through Cape history and passing some of the most amazing natural sites as well these three small villages must be seen and appreciated by any traveler to this area.
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