Tales of My Home
Stories about the Lower Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts
A Quote by the “other side” (the French moving down from New France in Quebec and Arcadia)
“The Indians tell us of a beautiful River lying far to the south, which they call Merrimack."
^Sieur de Monts^, Relations of the jesuits, 1604.”
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
By Henry David Thoreau
”Complexity, ambiguity and paradox may be sweet nectar for historians, but not necessarily for a broad public that tends to prefer grand generalizations, sound bites and contemporary categories into which to shoehorn historical figures. “ - Carlos Eire, New York Times Book Review, December 24, 2017