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Sandwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Changes Through Time

 
 
Changes Through Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
1. Changes Through Time Marker
Inscription. The name Sagamore is defined as "Chief" of an Indian tribe. It was on Sagamore Hill that chiefs of the Wampanoag and Manomet Indians would hold tribal meetings. As you look out toward Cape Cod Bay, the land before you has undergone many changes since the Sagamores last gathered here.

Scusset Creek which flowed westerly around Sagamore Hill into Scusset harbor was permanently altered when the Cape Cod Canal was constructed between 1909 and 1914. The eastern entrance to the Canal is now one mile southeast of the original entrance to Scusset Creek. What was once a brackish water river winding around Sagamore Hill, has been filled with dredged material from the canal construction and is now a fresh water marsh.

In comparing the two maps one can observe that the area where Scusset Harbor had once been is now a foredune upon which houses have been built.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Location. 41° 46.85′ N, 70° 31.015′ W. Marker is in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Scusset Beach Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in Sagamore Hill Historical Area. Marker is in this post office area: Sagamore Beach MA 02562, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Changes Through Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
2. Changes Through Time Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Panama Mount ( within shouting distance of this marker); Ready Rooms ( within shouting distance of this marker); 241st Coast Artillery ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sagamore Hill Trail ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Still on Patrol ( approx. 2.2 miles away); Bournedale's Yesterdays ( approx. 2.4 miles away); Comassakumakanit ( approx. 2.5 miles away); Cape Cod Canal ( approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandwich.
 
Categories. EnvironmentNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Overlooking the Eastern Entrance to the Cape Cod Canal image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
3. Overlooking the Eastern Entrance to the Cape Cod Canal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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