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A quick note from Bill

Winchester

When a political party called the Whigs settled in the southern tip of Woburn, they became annoyed with the Democratic majority in town and decided to make a separate town. I sent them a big donation toward their new meeting house. They were so grateful, they planned a ceremony to honor me, even though I lived in Watertown. They even planned to name their new town after me! Unfortunately I died of typhoid fever just before the ceremony, so I never got to see their new town. I hope it turned out nice. Maybe send some pics? — William P. Winchester

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  1. morning bob, thank you for that note on the naming of winchester……….who knew…………….in the early ;years, 1930s, winchester was known as a m;uch; richer town than woburn and burlington…………..probably ;accurately so………………and probably still tr;ue to a degree

    good writing,,,,,,,,,,,press on, carl johnson, ssc,1960

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