WATD Radio, in conjunction with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, is pleased to bring to our listeners the 2014 edition of “Remarkable Residents of Plymouth County’s Past”. We’ll be telling you about “remarkable residents” like Ellis D. Atwood, the founder of the Edaville railroad in Carver, Eleanor Norris of Norwell, who donated land that is now the Norris Reservation, and Samuel Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s first American ancestor.
Segments air weekdays at 5:26 AM, again following the 9:00 AM News and during the WATD Midday Report at noon.
3/17-3/21 – Eleanor Norris – Norwell – “The Norris Reservation”
3/24-3/26 – Hastings Keith – Brockton – “The Cranberry Congressman”
3/27-3/28 – Franklin Brothers – Brockton – Founders of Franklin Sports
3/31-4/2 – Samuel Lincoln – Hingham – Abraham Lincoln’s first American ancestor
4/3-4/4 – Fred Bakutis – Brockton – Commanded naval forces at both ends of the earth – North Pole and South Pole
4/7-4/8 – Benjamin Ellis – Carver – “The Cast Iron Senator”
4/9-4/10 – John Cole – Carver – Cole’s Mills
4/11-4/18 – Ellis D. Atwood – Carver – Edaville Railroad
4/21-4/23 -John Williams – Scituate – The Williams-Barker House
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2011 Remarkable Residents of Plymouth County’s Past Archive
WATD’s David Skill searches through the historical archives of Plymouth County looking for some of the most ‘Remarkable Residents of Plymouth County’s Past.’ Skill, a long time news anchor for WATD, takes us through the history of some of the most influential people in Plymouth County.
Rocky Marciano, Visit their website, ROCKYMARCIANO.NET
James Edgar, Visit their website, 1STDEPARTMENTSTORESANTA.COM
Baseball Player Bill McGunnigle – The inventor of the catcher’s mitt
Rebecca and Abigail Bates – “The American Army of Two”
John L. Sullivan – “The Boston Strong Boy”
Tom Thumb – Middleboro native and circus performer
Daniel Waldo Field of Brockton – His park, D.W. Field Park, has been called “Brockton’s crown jewel”
Hannah Thomas – America’s first female lighthouse keeper
Deborah Sampson – “The official heroine of the Commonwealth”
Mickey Cochrane – The only Plymouth County native inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame
Frederick Glasier – Circus and wild west show photographer from Brockton
WATD online and on-air contributors include, but are not limited to: The Associated Press, Precision Weather Forecasting, local news stringers and reporters, in-house news and internet media staff, Statehouse and town hall reporters, freelance reporters, special feature reporters/producers, and on-air radio show personnel.
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