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Located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, Marshfield has a population of 24 324 people (as of 2000 census). Founded in 1640, the town of Marshfield still has its pre-Colonial charm. As per its name, when you visit Marshfield with your Marshfield car rentals company you can expect to see not only large stretches of marshland but rivers, glens, and a beautiful coastline. If your looking for beautiful scenery and a melancholy atmosphere, Marshfield is the place for you to visit with your Marshfield car rentals.
Experience what Marshfield has to offer with your Marshfield car rentals
In 1632, Edward Winslow first settled in Marshfield and in 1640 it was officially incorporated. The City of Marshfield is home to the oldest continuous Congregational church in America (First Congregational Church). As well, when traveling with your Marshfield car rentals company VERC Rentals you must visit the Marshfield Fair which happens every August and is the United States' longest running agricultural fair.
If you're looking for a great deal when with your Marshfield car rentals company VERC Rentals there are special days for seniors (65 years of age or older) and children (under 12 years of age). Senior Day happens on Tuesday and Children's Day is on Wednesday. On these two days, the respective age groups enjoy free admission and special events specifically for them. Last year, Senior Day saw the attendance of over 3 000 seniors. Special senior events included a senior tent giveaways, blood pressure checks and bingo. For the kiddies, special events that you can expect when you travel with your Marshfield car rentals company VERC Rentals include a special children's, tent, races, the Mason's CHIP id program and special craft projects. For more information on the Marshfield Fair when traveling with your Marshfield car rentals company VERC Rentals.
Seeing the famous residences...
During the Colonial era, Nathanial Ray Thomas, a famous Tory, made his home in Marshfield. He is well known for declaring allegiance to the English crown in the opposition from his Marshfield neighbors. The Commonwealth had British soldiers guard Thomas' estate in order to protect him. However, several Patriots were planning a raid as was only called off when they learned that the British had positioned cannons on the estate. Fifty years passed, in where the attorney, U.S. Senator and Secretary of Stat to three presidents Daniel Webster took over the Thomas estate and took up farming. Webster even gave his last speech on the estate and lived there until his death in 1852.
Making way for the future...
The town of Marshfield has gone through some considerable changes throughout the times. In 1872, a dyke was built over Brant Rock with Green Harbor. But the new dyke didn't come without some resistance. Farmers were eager for the dykes use in draining and working the land while the fisherman argued that the dyke would interrupt the river's tidal flow and silt in the mouth of Green Harbor. The farmers eventually would win and the dyke was built, opening thousands of acres of lowland in which several town residents make their home on today.
An unexpected change...
In 1898, during the fierce Portland Gale, the mouth of the South River at the north end of town was blocked. Ironically, the storm forced the original mouth at Rexhame to close but opened a new mouth a mile north at Fourth Cliff. This resulted in a more stable tidal system making the entire town more accessible whether it be by horse, foot or large automobile.
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