“Dawn breaks over Marblehead”

In high school in Wilmington (MA) every once and awhile, one might say, “Dawn breaks ovah Marblehead.” It was used when the subtleties of a new concept were grasped. Also, we eventually learned to pronounce the “R” when we relocated in another country or a very different part of this one. -BEC

For more images of the dawn breaking over Marblehead, click here. You can buy a Marblehead 2023 calendar or a coffee table book of fabulous images! Get to know the artist. Here is a wonderful video from 2020 and another from 2014 (scroll down the page).

Marblehead is in Massachusetts.

There is a lot to learn in Massachusetts. Many start with how the Pilgrims immigrated to this special part of the world. You can visit the settlement in Plymouth and learn a lot. To know the people who greeted the Pilgrims, you can study the Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Nipmuc peoples and go back 12,000 years. The interface between nations is not an uplifting story. In the course of 150 years, the breakaway nation overpowered the indigenous people wherever they went.

They also rebelled against their homeland. Walk the Freedom Trail throughout Boston, relive Paul Revere’s ride. Visit Cambridge’s MIT and Harvard. Then travel north and take in Marblehead. It’s a little jewel. Right next door is Salem where you can rethink how crazy we can be with each other. Then on to Beverly Farms, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Ipswich, and the coast of New England. In Maine alone, it is said that there is more coastline than California, Oregon and Washington combined.

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