Appleton's Pulpit
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander
N 42° 28.247 W 071° 00.665
19T E 334677 N 4704007
Appleton's Pulpit in Saugus, MA.
Waymark Code: WM8PK
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 03/10/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander
Views: 43

According to the plaque: "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."

This plaque and its associated rock are located on the north side of Appleton Street in Saugus, MA, west of Central Street. There is ample street parking, as well as a nice park nearby.

In addition to this plaque, there is a bronze plaque on the rock itself. It has no hints as to its origin, but it reads: "In September 1687, from this rock, Tradition asserts that, resisting the tyranny of Sir Edmond Andros, Major Samuel Appleton of Ipswich, spoke to the people in behalf of those principles which later were embodied in the Declaration of Independence."
Agency Responsible for Placement: Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission

Year Placed: 1930

County: Essex

City/Town Name: Saugus

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

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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