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Shawsheen Village was built in the area of Andover that was Frye Village.  William Wood envisoned an entire community for the "white collar" workers of the American Woolen Company.
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The ''Andover Townsman'' began publication on October 14, 1887 and was located on 37 Main Street.
He purchased land starting in 1906 and began construction in 1918. Within 5 years the self contained village of Shawsheen was completed.  The village included residential, commerical, recreational, and industrial areas.
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Shawsheen Village was originally called Frye Village in the 18th century. It was renamed after the River that flowed through the area - The Shawsheen River.
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[[File:Front_page.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Front page from the first issue of the Andover Townsman. This picture can be found on page 16A of the Centennial Issue of the ''Andover Townsman'', July 21, 1988.]]
  
The name Shawsheen is derived from the native American word Shawshin meaning serpentineAn alternate spelling is Shaw Shynne.
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John N. Cole, an original owner, believing that Andover should have a newspaper of its own, bought Andover Press, which had published the Andover Adveriser. The Townsman was  actually Andover's 3rd weekly paper.  The Journal of Humanity and Herald of the American Temperance Society ran from 1829-1833The Andover Advertiser ran from 1853 to 1866.  
  
[[File:Shawsheen_village.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Shawsheen Village.]]
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The Andover Press also featured a print shop and a small book store.  
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*[http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rresult.xml?rt=keyword&tp=keyword&t=mills%20mansions%20mergers&ft=&l=1&d=0&f=&av= “Mills, Mansions, and Mergers”] by Edward G. Roddy, pages 83-105.
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The second editor was John Cole's son Philip. Bessie Goldsmith worked for the paper in the 1920's.
  
*[http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=90814&t=shawsheen%20model%20community&tp=title&d=0&hc=2&rt=title “Shawsheen: the Model Community and the Home of the Officers and Staff of the American Woolen Company”]
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In 1935 Elmer Grover bought the controlling interest and changed the name to Townsman Press, Inc. He  also changed the format to a news magazine style, patterned the paper after ''Life Magazine''.
  
*''Andover Townsman'',  August 28, 1975, page 20.
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In 1947 the paper was sold to Josiah K. Lily who returned the paper to its original format.  
  
*"Shawsheen -- A Dream that Became an Actuality," ''Andover Townsman'', March 19, 1981, p. 6, 68.
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In 1949 the paper was sold to Irving E. Rogers Sr.; Irving Rogers Jr. took over in 1982.
  
*"Villagers want history saved: Shawsheen neighborhood fights wrecking ball," ''Eagle Tribune'', April 27, 1997, p. C1.
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It was later sold to Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. of Montgomery, Alabama which is part of the North of Boston Media Group.
  
*"Soccer fields a glaring intrusion into historic Shawsheen," ''Eagle Tribune'', April 30, 1997, p. 9.
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The Centennial Issue of the Andover Townsman was published July 21, 1988. The special issue is a retrospective of town history.
  
*"Shawsheen neighbors protest plan for night soccer," ''Andover Townsman'', June 26, 1997, p. 12.
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[[File:AndoverTownsman.jpg|200px|thumb|left|The Andover Townsman Office in the 1950's.  This photo is found in the Centennial Issue of the ''Andover Townsman'', July 21, 1988.]]
  
*"Leave them in the dark: Shawsheen neighbors don't want field lights," ''Andover Townsman'', August 14, 1997, p. 1.
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*"Lights fight blazes on," ''Andover Townsman'', August 21, 1997, p. 7.
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*"Should 1920s village be historic district?  Shawsheen Village homeowners asked," ''Eagle Tribune'', January 29, 1998.
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* ''Andover Townsman'', July 21, 1988
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* "History and Headlines for the Townsman", Advertising Supplement, the ''Andover Townsman'', May 28, 1992, page 2 A.
  
*"Historic Shawsheen Village?," ''Andover Townsman'', February 5, 1998.
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=487303&t=andover%20century%20of%20change&tp=title&l=5&d=1&hc=1&rt=title ''Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996''] by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric) pages 136 & 137.
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* "History and Headlines from the Townsman", Advertising Supplement, ''The Andover Townsman'', May 28, 1992, page 2A.
  
*"Shawsheen neighbors support historic district," ''Andover Townsman'', March 19, 1998, p. 34.
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*"In a century of change, the Townsman has been there," ''Andover Townsman'', October 7, 1999, p. 13A.
  
*"Residents mull how to shut off Shawsheen lights," ''Andover Townsman'', March 26, 1998, p. 6.
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*"Town seeks newspaper racks bylaw," ''Andover Townsman'', February 2, 2006.
  
*"Shawsheen lights fight heads to Land Court," ''Andover Townsman'', April 9, 1998, p. 5.
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*"Chronicling the town's news for 127 years," ''Andover Townsman'', October 30, 2014, p.18.
  
*"Shawsheen group again tries to suit out the soccer lights," ''Andover Townsman'', May 28, 1998.
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--[[User:Kim|Kim]] 10:57, November 7, 2014 (EST)
*"A new vote on field lights?," ''Andover Townsman'', June 25, 1998, p. 1.
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*"Shawsheen residents want to be historic," ''Andover Townsman'', December 31, 1998, p. 18.
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*"Move to preserve Shawsheen Village afoot," ''Eagle Tribune'', January 5, 1999.
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*"History in the districting," 'Andover Townsman'', January 7, 1999, p. 1.
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*"The more things change, the more Andover stays the same," ''Andover Townsman'', January 14, 1999, p. 17.
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*"Lights don't make right, says Shawsheen group," ''Andover Townsman'', April 22, 1999, p. 7.
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*"Shawsheen Historic District draws the line," ''Andover Townsman'', April 22, 1999, p. 20.
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*"Voters turn the lights out at Shawsheen fields," ''Andover Townsman'', April 29, 1999, p. 17.
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*"Historic district can't muster two-thirds," ''Andover Townsman'', May 13, 1999.
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*"Behind Ballardvale," ''Townsman'', November 6, 2003.
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*"Selectmen nix $500,000 flooding article," ''Eagle Tribune'', March 24, 2005, p. 13.
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*"Balmoral Tour: Learn history, help flood victims," ''Andover Townsman'', November 23, 2006, p. 4.
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*"In the 1930s, Shawsheen was the place to dance, hear jazz," ''Andover Townsman'', November 30, 2006, p. 36.
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*"Shawsheen was a whole different world from 'Andover'," ''Andover Townsman'', December 7, 2006, p. 38.
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*"Restored - again! Balmoral holds successful open house," ''Andover Townsman'', December 21, 2006, p. 19.
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*"Dusting off history: Group plans renaissance for Shawsheen Village," ''Eagle Tribune'', April 19, 2007, p. 1.
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*"Shawsheen residents invite officials to talk about flooding problems," ''Eagle Tribune'', June 1, 2007.
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*"Boating on the Shawsheen?  'Renaissance' vision to be unveiled," ''Andover Townsman'', June 21, 2007.
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*"Preservation panel honors local photographer posthumously," ''Andover Townsman'', July 5, 2007.
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*"Restoring Andover's 'missing link' Shawsheen's Renaissance men see new glory for town gateway," ''Andover Townsman'', July 12, 2007, p. 1.
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*"Shawsheen Square tree removal has residents up in arms," ''Eagle Tribune'', July 23, 2009, p. 1.
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*"Birth of Shawsheen - and the growth of the Shawsheen Woman's Club," ''Andover Townsman'', December 3, 2009, p. 11.
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*[http://www.andovertownsman.com/townspeople/x797271611/Andover-Stories-Dancing-in-Shawsheen-begat-a-ballroom-for-the-town Dancing in Shawsheen Begat a Ballroom for Andover] by Francesca Balboni, Andover Historical Society, also ''Andover Townsman'' September 2, 2010, p.15.
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*[http://www.andovertownsman.com/local/x811212675/Andover-Stories-Shawsheen-Village-a-unusual-company-town Shawsheen Village, an Unusual Company Town.] by Donn Robb, Andover Historical Society, also in '' Andover Townsman'' 11/10/2011, p.7.
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Revision as of 14:28, 22 October 2015

The Andover Townsman began publication on October 14, 1887 and was located on 37 Main Street.

Front page from the first issue of the Andover Townsman. This picture can be found on page 16A of the Centennial Issue of the Andover Townsman, July 21, 1988.

John N. Cole, an original owner, believing that Andover should have a newspaper of its own, bought Andover Press, which had published the Andover Adveriser. The Townsman was actually Andover's 3rd weekly paper. The Journal of Humanity and Herald of the American Temperance Society ran from 1829-1833. The Andover Advertiser ran from 1853 to 1866.

The Andover Press also featured a print shop and a small book store.

The second editor was John Cole's son Philip. Bessie Goldsmith worked for the paper in the 1920's.

In 1935 Elmer Grover bought the controlling interest and changed the name to Townsman Press, Inc. He also changed the format to a news magazine style, patterned the paper after Life Magazine.

In 1947 the paper was sold to Josiah K. Lily who returned the paper to its original format.

In 1949 the paper was sold to Irving E. Rogers Sr.; Irving Rogers Jr. took over in 1982.

It was later sold to Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. of Montgomery, Alabama which is part of the North of Boston Media Group.

The Centennial Issue of the Andover Townsman was published July 21, 1988. The special issue is a retrospective of town history.

The Andover Townsman Office in the 1950's. This photo is found in the Centennial Issue of the Andover Townsman, July 21, 1988.


See

  • Andover Townsman, July 21, 1988
  • "History and Headlines for the Townsman", Advertising Supplement, the Andover Townsman, May 28, 1992, page 2 A.
  • Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996 by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric) pages 136 & 137.
  • "History and Headlines from the Townsman", Advertising Supplement, The Andover Townsman, May 28, 1992, page 2A.
  • "In a century of change, the Townsman has been there," Andover Townsman, October 7, 1999, p. 13A.
  • "Town seeks newspaper racks bylaw," Andover Townsman, February 2, 2006.
  • "Chronicling the town's news for 127 years," Andover Townsman, October 30, 2014, p.18.

--Glenda 12:56, November 24, 2006 (EST)
--Kim 10:57, November 7, 2014 (EST)

--Eleanor (talk) 15:12, 26 March 2015 (EDT)
--Eleanor (talk) 15:13, 22 October 2015 (EDT)

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