“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lowell in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)


1630 - 1930

Wannalancet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, May 9, 2011
1. Wannalancet Marker
Inscription.  On Wickasee Island (now Tyngs Island) in the Merrimac dwelt Wannalancet, last sachem of the Pennacook Confederacy, and like his father Passaconway, a faithful friend to the English.
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list.
Location. 42° 39.313′ N, 71° 23.685′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Pawtucket Blvd and Island Road on Pawtucket Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tyngsboro MA 01879, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansion House (approx. ¾ mile away); Chelmsford (approx. 1.3 miles away); Working the Water (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Great Gate (approx.
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3.4 miles away); Dunstable (approx. 3.4 miles away); "Francis’ Folly" (approx. 3.4 miles away); Suffolk Mill (approx. 4 miles away); Blending Old and New (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
More about this marker. Marker is located at the corner of Pawtucket Blvd. & Island Road in Tyngsboro, MA.
Also see . . .  Historical markers erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
Additional commentary.
1. Location of marker
The Massachusetts Tercentenary Commission in 1930 listed this marker as being located in Lowell, MA, while the actual location is just over the city line in in Tygsboro, MA.
    — Submitted May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 955 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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