Jamestown Historical Society

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From the Collection – Noel

Perusing archival material in the JHS collection, we came upon a reminiscence titled “Noel” that was written by W. L. Watson, December 1948. Among Mr. Watson’s thoughtful words about family holidays and summer visits at the Carr homestead, he reflects upon the value of memories and the importance of keeping them.

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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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