This Month’s Historic Minute

October 7, 1695 Indian Raid at Turkey Hill

 This month the Historical Commission is highlighting the historical marker located at 127-33 Turkey Hill Street. It notes the location of an Indian raid that took place exactly 324 years ago, during the Indian war called, among other names, Castine’s war.

The story behind the marker involves a war sparked by New England Governor Andros’ raid on the home of the Baron de saint Castine in Acadia, which was one of the many affronts (in addition to high taxes) that caused the colonists to fire the governor and ship him back to England in 1689.

In this tale, what went around in Maine came around on Turkey Hill here in West Newbury.

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