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Tornadoes In Arlington

On Tuesday, June 24, 2015 Arlington residents were under a Tornado watch until 11 p.m.  Luckily the time passed without incident.  There were at least two destructive tornadoes in 19th century Arlington; one in 1851 and another in 1871.  Both tornadoes happened on hot August days. The 1851 tornado is described as more severe, and we have maps and … Continue reading Tornadoes In Arlington

Reverend Samuel Cooke Silhouette

The Minister and the Revolution: April 19 and Reverend Samuel Cooke of Menotomy, Massachusetts

The Cookes fought well and married better. Samuel Cooke, minister of the Menotomy Church in 1775, grew up in Hadley, which had been the blood-soaked frontier during King Philip’s War. His great grandfather and grandfather were militia captains in a part of Massachusetts where militia service meant more than just a bit of parading before … Continue reading The Minister and the Revolution: April 19 and Reverend Samuel Cooke of Menotomy, Massachusetts