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Cemetery Walking Tour

Presented by Old Colony History Museum at Old Colony History Museum, Taunton MA

May 30 2020
Cemetery Walking Tour

From forgotten children to notorious murderers, the dead at the Free Ground have fascinating stories to tell.

Walking Tour of Potters Field with Dr. Hanna

Location: East Britannia Street, Taunton

It’s known in municipal records as the Free Ground at Mayflower Cemetery, but Tauntonians call it simply Potters Field.  For 100 years, beginning in 1862, this was the last resting place assigned to the city’s poor and forgotten.  As an institution, it was remarkably democratic; its 1,000 burial plots hold representatives of eight foreign countries who, before overtaken by hard times, worked in at least

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66 Church Green, Taunton, MA

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