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Miriam Putnam, 1904-1996, served as director of Memorial Hall Library for 28 years from 1939-1967. Ms. Putnam received a library degree from Columbia University and had also worked at the Newton Free Library.  
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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.
  
During her tenure, Andover became the headquarters of one of the seven subregions in the Eastern Massachusetts Regional Library system. The contract was signed on June 11, 1967.  
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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.
Miss Putnam retired in 1967 but went on to Talledega College in Alabama as Assistant Librarian to continue to be socially active and work with young people in this inter-racial college.
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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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[[Image:Activists.jpg|thumb|...''Andover's historical women activists just rediscovered''.... click to enlarge|left]]
  
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*''Andover Townsman'', September 14, 1967.
 
 
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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).
...Andover's historical women activists just rediscovered.... click to enlarge



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


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