Jamestown Historical Society

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Dog tax #1 was first issued to Dr. John Marshall, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, who summered in Jamestown.
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From the Collection – Dog Tax #1

According to his great grandson, Dr. Marshall, because of his position, was one of the first in Jamestown to request a telephone and was given telephone number one. At that time, Jamestown dog tax licenses were issued with the same number as the owners’ telephone number.

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Aldophus C. Knowles, owner and developer of the Knowles plat.
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The Streets of the Knowles Plat

The area of town tucked in between Upper Shoreby Hill and the Town Cemetery at the Four Corners was developed in the early 20th century and was known as the Knowles plat. The land belonged to Adolphus C. Knowles, the owner and builder of the Bay View House Tower.

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The coffin flags of Jamestown veterans fly in Veterans Square on Memorial Day in memory of all the Jamestown men and women who have served our country
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Three Cousins

Thirteen Jamestown men died in service during World War II: Everett Alward, Howard Arnold, Bernard Anthony Brooks, Charles Brooks Jr, Lewis Burdick, Damon Cummings, Arthur Day, Delbert Gravatt, Frank Leighton, David Masterson, William C. Sweet, James Williams, and Francis X. Zweir.

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2020 Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is now available for download. See all the great things our members accomplished. Don’t miss the photos of our events and all the committee reports.

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A 1918 portrait of Mabel Brice by Adlophe Borie done at the height of Mabel’s envolvement in Belgian relief.
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Mabel Brice Wheeler

Mabel Brice was born in Philadelphia in July 1877 and, like many young women of her social set, she seems to have done little of interest for the first 35 years of her life.

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Those Remarkable Clarke Women

Joseph Clarke (1618-1694), one of the original purchasers of Conanicut Island, was the ancestor of many of the Clarkes who greatly influenced Jamestown in later centuries.

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