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History Retold as Pepperell Celebrates Hard-Won Covered Bridge

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Pepperell, MA, September 10, 2010 - The "new" Pepperell covered bridge celebration last Saturday was attended by a large crowd of townsfolk enjoying patriotic music, speeches, living history and a parade of antique autos and tractors on a beautiful morning.

The event was punctuated with ceremonial volleys of musket gunfire by costumed soldiers of the 6th Middlesex Regiment and the re-enactment of the 1775 capture of a Tory officer of the British Army at the original bridge by the women's militia, led by the heroic Wright.

For the story of the new bridge and a history of the town and its crossing, goto, go to:

[Our thanks to Tom Keating for forwarding this article - Ed.]

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