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*There were 10 Civil War veterans whose records reference the notorious Confederate Prison, Andersonville. 6 have grave markers there: Thomas Bagley, George S. Farmer, George W. Grant, William S.Hall, John J Townley, and Hiram C.Travis. George C. Grant was actually from Amesbury.
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Memorial Hall Library served as a day shelter when an early snow storm on October 29, left 90% of Andover households without power. On Sunday, October 30, the library extended Sunday hours until 7pm. During the library's normal hours (9am to 9pm) on Monday, October 31, Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2,  residents came to the library for warmth, to use computers, and to charge electronic devices; every available plug, chair, public computer and wifi connection was in use for most of the day.
  
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The library staff welcomed the chance to serve as a community meeting center. The residents were most grateful and expressed thanks throughout the long ordeal.
  
*Charles Barnard, was paroled from the prison in such poor shape that he died on his way home to Andover.  
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The town offices were closed on Monday, October 31, but reopened on Tuesday, November 1. Schools reopened November 2.
  
 
*Edward Newman, who died at Andersonville, was reburied in South Church cemetery.
 
  
 
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*[http://andover.patch.com/articles/don-t-have-power-library-is-open-and-welcoming-residents Don't Have Power? Library is Open and Welcoming Residents] ''Andover Patch'', October 31, 2011
*Notorious Prison Held Andover Veterans. ''Andover Townsman'' January 3, 2008, p.13, 14.
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*[http://andover.patch.com/articles/video-library-doubles-as-shelter-during-aftermath Library Doubles as a Shelter During Aftermath], ''Andover Patch'',  November 1, 2011 (Video)
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*"Andover Library an Oasis for Power-Hungry Residents, ''Andover Townsman'', November 1, 2011, page 1&3.  
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*"A Storm of Historic Proportions:, ''Eagle Tribune'', November 2, 2011, page 1 & page 4.
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*[http://www.andovertownsman.com/townspeople/x2039720626/Many-townspeople-make-best-of-powerless-situation Many Townspeople Make the Best of a Powerless Situation], ''Andover Townsman'', November 3, 2011
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*"Waiting Out the Cold', ''Andover Townsman'', November 3, 2011, page 1 &  page 4.
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*"Power Outage Brings out the Best in Many"(editorial), Andover Townsman, November 3, 2011, page 9.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:07, 13 June 2012

Memorial Hall Library served as a day shelter when an early snow storm on October 29, left 90% of Andover households without power. On Sunday, October 30, the library extended Sunday hours until 7pm. During the library's normal hours (9am to 9pm) on Monday, October 31, Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, residents came to the library for warmth, to use computers, and to charge electronic devices; every available plug, chair, public computer and wifi connection was in use for most of the day.

The library staff welcomed the chance to serve as a community meeting center. The residents were most grateful and expressed thanks throughout the long ordeal.

The town offices were closed on Monday, October 31, but reopened on Tuesday, November 1. Schools reopened November 2.


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--Eleanor 11:51, November 7, 2011; updated June 13, 2012 (EST) back to Main Page