John Harvard's Land
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N 42° 28.036 W 071° 07.531
19T E 325259 N 4703847
Quick Description: Ever wonder where Harvard University got all its money? This should help explain things.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2006 10:08:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ12
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
This marker stands at the southeast corner of Forest and Washington Streets. It reads:

"John Harvard's Land

In 1638 this tract of about one hundred and twenty acres was granted by the town of Charlestown to its teaching elder John Harvard. He died the same year, aged thirty-one, leaving half his property to the college which was then named after him."
Agency Responsible for Placement: Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission

Year Placed: 1930

County: Middlesex

City/Town Name: Winchester

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed

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