, Newburyport, MA

February 2, 2013

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1872, Candlemas Day (celebration of lights) was celebrated by the owners of some fast horses by a gentle “letting out” on High Street. Judges decided that the horse owned by Byron Tilton was the best trotter.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury