Stoughton History carved in stone in Provincetown, Massachusetts
dedicated August 5, 1910
The following granite tablet was one of dozens installed in the interior walls of the Pilgrim Monument at Provincetown, Massachusetts before 1910. Many of the early towns of Massachusetts, including fraternal and hereditary organizations paid for commissioned granite plaques installed into the interior walls of the monument.
FIRST IN MUSIC
MUSICAL SOCIETY IN STOUGHTON
OLD STOUGHTON MUSICAL SOCIETY
ORGANIZED NOV. 7, 1786.
Another marker relating to early Stoughton history is a granite marker inside for Punkapoag and Canton, Massachusetts with the incorrect date of 1650 (should read 1657). This also in inscribed with an incorrect date for the incorporation of Canton in 1795 (should read 1797).
And the former district of Stoughtonham now Sharon, Massachusetts has an incorrect marker with the date of 1630 for the incorporation of Dorchester instead of the date of Sharon's incorporation.
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