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Vol. IV. No. 4.
Vol. I. No. 4.
Copyright, 1886, by Bay State Monthly Company. All rights reserved.
main street, looking north.
It is said that there are twenty-six places in the United States by the name of Andover; yet when the name
appears in the public prints it does not occur to any one to ask which Andover? These facts are suggestive of
the wide knowledge and popularity of this historic town, and the abiding interest of scattered thousands in its
welfare. Her sons have gone forth to dare and to do upon every field of honorable enterprise. Thousands of
pupils have pursued their studies here, and carry precious memories of the schools, of teachers, and
influences,\ue000in a word, of Andover.
The natural attractions of the town are great and permanent in their character. There are neither gold mines
nor alarming precipices, but there are graceful rivers, a quiet rolling landscape, and extensive views, shaded
walks, and charming drives, because there are \u201cmore roads than in any other town in New England;\u201d the air is
clear and bracing, the sunsets once seen are not soon forgotten, the wild-flowers spring in abundance, and the
autumnal glory draws many visitors to the town.
memorial hall and library.
When Washington made his tour of the Eastern States, after his inauguration, he passed through Andover on
his way from Haverhill to Lexington. He spent the night at the Abbott tavern, and left upon the face of his
host\u2019s little daughter a kiss, which she was so reluctant to lose that for a week she did not wash her face. In his
account of this trip he makes special mention of the beautiful country through which he was passing.
All that is most characteristic in our New England landscape finds its representation here. Its rugged granite breaks with hard lines through the stubborn soil. Its sweep of hill and valley fills the eye with various beauty. Its lakes catch its sunlight upon generous bosoms. Its rivers are New England rivers, ready for work, and yet not destitute of beauty. [C]
The \ue001Hill\ue002 is one mile from the depot, a very uphill way, but one which it is well worth the stranger\ue003s while to travel. Upon its top is a tract of about two hundred acres, the property of Phillips Academy, upon which stand the various buildings of the institution, now nearly seventy in number.
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