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Dedicated to the men and women of Saugus who served their country in the World War 1917-1918 There are 6 rows of names inscribed, 10 of them have stars, indicating they died in battle. Authorized by town meeting March 1927 Replacing honor roll …
In honor and memory those from the town of Saugus, Mass. who gave their lives in the service of their country in the Vietnam Conflict Cpl. Michael A, DeProfio PFC Richard D. Devine, Jr. Sp/4 Stanley J. Egan PFC Richard D. Devine Jr. Memorial
For those who served Korea 1950-1955 Vietnam 1961-1975
This monument was presented to the Town of Saugus by Henry E. Hone, as a memorial to the patriotism of her sons who went forth to battle on land and sea from 1861-1865 for the Preservation of the Union. By their loyalty and devotion they he…
The discovery of a navigable river at a site which also offered timber and flowing water for power was cause for company investors and site planners to celebrate. Improved roads to this remote area did not exist in the 1600s. Transportation to the…
A ringing anvil and glowing forge were signals that the blacksmith was working. The skill, stamina, and strength of the blacksmith played an important role in constructing machinery and maintaining the ironworkers' equipment. Using simple tools an…
A furnace at full blast kept founders preparing to receive up to a ton of molten liquid iron. Crucible contents were checked frequently and slag impurities that float on top of the heavier molten iron were removed. All preparations had to be compl…
At the forge, porous and brittle cast iron was changed into tough, strong, flexible wrought iron. To the sounds of four water wheels turning, the bellows flapping, and the ground-shaking thump of the power hammer, men toiled to make wrought-iron b…
Adam Hawkes, the first white settler in Saugus, built on this site about 1630. President John Adams was his great-grandson.
In 1687 Major Appleton of Ipswich made a speech on this rock denouncing the tyranny of the Royal Governor, Sir Edmund Andros. A watch was stationed on the hill to give warning of any approach of the Crown Officers.