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--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] ([[User talk:Eleanor|talk]]) 15:06, 8 May 2015 (EDT)Andover National Bank shared a Main Street building with Andover Savings Bank constructed in 1890The Andover Savings Bank became Andover bank; In 1956 the Andover National Bank merged with the Merrimack National Bank to be called the Andover and Merrimack National Bank which merged with the Methuen National Bank in 1957 to become the Merrimack Valley National Bank. BayBanks Inc. acquired the Merrimack Valley National Bank.  
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Indian Ridge was formed when an ice glacier melted forming a ridgeThis 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.
  
 
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* The People Places & Events: a history of BayBank Merrimack Valley", Andover Room File.
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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).
  
*A Historical Sketch Covering One Hundred Twenty Years of the Andover National Bank. Andover, Massachusetts 1826-1946, Andover Room File-Business.
 
  
  
 
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[[File:Andover bank.jpg |200px|thumb|left|Photo of Andover Bank from promotional materials printed for Andover's 300 Anniversary]]
 
  
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--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] 15:18, December 16, 2006 (EST)<br>
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--[[User:Kim|Kim]] ([[User talk:Kim|talk]]) 09:52, 26 May 2015 (EDT)
  
[[File:AndoverNationalBank.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Andover National Bank about 1897]]
 
 
 
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The Andover National Bank is in the center of the picture. The electric Trolley lines were installed to travel to Lawrence in 1891, to Reading in 1900 and to Haverhill in 1901.They operated until 1934.
 
 
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--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] 14:55, August 24, 2011 (EDT)
 
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Revision as of 09:52, 26 May 2015

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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