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June 17, 2014

This Day in History

On this date in 1905, a monument honoring the First Settlers of Newbury was placed on land owned by William Ilsley. Many of the early families (Poore, Dole, Plumer and Ilsley) lived at the Lower Green, where the first settlement was made, which was why this site was selected for the monument.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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