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The Stephen Abbot House was built in 1806 on Main Street, Andover or as it was called at that time, Essex Turnpike. The property was sold many times through the years and through the years was used as a residence and housed several businesses.
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Indian Ridge was formed when an ice glacier melted forming a ridge. This 23 acre tract of land covers the area between Red Spring and West Andover Road where Reservation Road is now. It had been thought to be an Native American burial ground because of the artifacts found here. It was determined, however, that Native Americans used the ridge as a pathway.
  
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At the end of the 19th century, the ridge was a popular recreation area.  When a sawmill sought to purchase the land, the townspeople launched a public subscription campaign to raise the purchase price of $4000.  The Abbot family dropped the price to $3500, the sum that had been raised, and the land was purchased to preserve this unique geological formation on December 16, 1897.
  
[[File:Captain Stephen Abbot.jpg|200px|thumb|left| Captain Stephen Abbot from promotional materials for Andover's 300 anniversary]]
 
 
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* [http://www.pa59ers.com/library/Historic/houses.html Historic Houses in Andover, Massachusetts]
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*[http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rresult.xml?rt=keyword&tp=keyword&t=townswoman%27s%20andover&ft=&l=1&d=0&f=&av=''The Townswoman's Andover''] by Bessie Goldsmith (974.45 Gol), page 13 to page 16.
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=38978&t=indian%20ridge%20scrapbook&tp=keyword&d=0&hc=1&rt=keyword ''Indian Ridge Scrapbook''] by Alice Buck (Andover Room 974.45 Ind)
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*"Andover's historical women activists just rediscovered," ''Eagle Tribune'', December 23, 1980, p. 19 (below).
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* [http://preservation.mhl.org/29-main-st 27-29-31 Main Street formerly the Stephen Abbot House]
 
 
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Indian Ridge was formed when an ice glacier melted forming a ridge. This 23 acre tract of land covers the area between Red Spring and West Andover Road where Reservation Road is now. It had been thought to be an Native American burial ground because of the artifacts found here. It was determined, however, that Native Americans used the ridge as a pathway.

At the end of the 19th century, the ridge was a popular recreation area. When a sawmill sought to purchase the land, the townspeople launched a public subscription campaign to raise the purchase price of $4000. The Abbot family dropped the price to $3500, the sum that had been raised, and the land was purchased to preserve this unique geological formation on December 16, 1897.

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  • The Townswoman's Andover by Bessie Goldsmith (974.45 Gol), page 13 to page 16.
  • Indian Ridge Scrapbook by Alice Buck (Andover Room 974.45 Ind)
  • "Andover's historical women activists just rediscovered," Eagle Tribune, December 23, 1980, p. 19 (below).



--Eleanor 15:18, December 16, 2006 (EST)
--Kim (talk) 09:52, 26 May 2015 (EDT)


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