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Historic Events


The first overt act of Shrewsbury in the Revolutionary War was to send delegates to the first Provincial Congress, holden at Concord October 11, 1774. 

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The regulators, as Daniel Shays' men were called, controlled the action of Shrewsbury with irresistible majorities.


According to the "Record of our Soldiers," kept by the town clerk of Shrewsbury, this town furnished one hundred and forty-seven volunteers.

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Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to General George Washington… reads the inscription.

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