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Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA - A View of the Lake from Camp Farley  ...(Mashpee) is home to Camp Farley, a 4-H Outdoor Education Center located on Route 130.   ...Camp Farley w

Mashpee, Barnstable, MA

The colonists designated Mashpee on Cape Cod as the largest Indian reservation in Massachusetts. The town's name is an Anglicization of a native name, mass-nippe: mass is "great", or "greater" (see Massachusetts), and nippe is "water". The name has been translated as "the greater cove" or "great pond," or "land near great cove", where the water being referenced is Wakeby Lake, which is greater at one end.

In the year 1763, the British Crown designated Mashpee as a plantation, against the will of the Wampanoag. kids.kiddle.co

Mashpee includes: Indian Meeting House, Poponesset, Seconnet, Succonesset, Aquashenet, and Chinquist.
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A View of the Lake from Camp Farley
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"...(Mashpee) is home to Camp Farley, a 4-H Outdoor Education Center located on Route 130.

...Camp Farley was founded in 1934 and served children, ages 7 to 14, from local areas. In the early days, the camp sat on 32 acres bordering the shores of the Mashpee-Wakeby Lake. It is named for George Farley, the first Massachusetts state 4-H leader..." blogs.capecodeonline.com
Dining Hall at Camp Farley, Mashpee, Cape Cod, Mass.
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The Old Indian Church, Mashpee, Cape Cod, Mass.
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1839 - Marshpee
Marshpee [Mashpee], Massachusetts
Barnstable county. An ancient Indian territory, and an incorporated district of 10,500 acres, or about 16 square miles. It lies 12 miles S.E. from Barnstable, 8 S.S.E. from Sandwich, and 8 E. from Falmouth. It is bounded on the S. by the ocean. There are 350 colored inhabitants in this territory, and some whites. There now remain only seven inhabitants, of pure blood, of the fathers of the forest. Their land is good for grain of all sorts and is well wooded. The territory is pleasant, and some parts of it afford beautiful scenery. The Marshpee and Quashmet are considerable streams, which, with numerous ponds and the ocean, afford an abundant supply of fish of various kinds. These people live by agricultural pursuits, the manufacture of various articles of Indian ware, by the sale of their wood, and by fishing, fowling, and taking deer. They are docile and hospitable; they appear to relish moral and religious instruction; and, under the... Read MORE...

Mashpee Massachusetts, 1890
Mashpee is an Indian town having 66 dwelling-houses, 71 legal voters and 311 inhabitants, situated in the southwestern section of Barnstable County, 64 miles from Boston. Its nearest railroad station is East Sandwich, on the Old Colony Railroad. Sandwich lies on the northwest and north, Barnstable on the east, Vineyard Sound on the south, with Falmouth bounding the larger portion of the western side.

The township is some ten miles north and south. The assessed area is 13,186 acres, of which some 325 acres are dense woodland. Some other portions are partly covered with scrub oak or small pines. The elevations of note are two small hills in the western part and Succonesset Headland at the south. The land is mostly level, the rock is chiefly sandstone, and the soil light and sandy, Marshpee and Wakeby ponds, in the north part, respectively 395 and 375 acres, are the source of Mashpee River, flowing into Popponesset Bay; the latter also receiving the Cotuit River, from Suntuit Pond in... Read MORE...

1895 - Mashpee / Marshpee
Mash'pee, or Marsh'pee, a post-township of Barnstable co, Mass., bounded on the S. by the Atlantic Ocean, about 25 miles E. of New Bedford. It has long been a reservation for the Mashpee Indians. It has a church. Pop. 278.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Mashpee, or Marshpee, a post-township (town) of Barnstable co., Mass., bounded on the S. by the Atlantic Ocean, 25 miles E. of New Bedford. Pop. in 1900, 303.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or someone looking for a relaxing day out, Mashpee has something to offer. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in this picturesque town:
1. South Cape Beach State Park: Start your Mashpee adventure with a visit to South Cape Beach State Park. This serene and pristine beach offers golden sands, clear waters, and beautiful views of Martha's Vineyard. You can swim, sunbathe, or take a leisurely walk along the shore.

2. Mashpee Commons: For shopping, dining, and entertainment, Mashpee Commons is the place to be. This open-air shopping center boasts a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and even a movie theater. It's a great spot to stroll, shop, or grab a bite to eat.

3. Mashpee River Woodlands: Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the beauty of Mashpee River Woodlands. You can hike the trails, go birdwatching, or simply enjoy a peaceful walk in this serene natural area.

4. Popponesset Marketplace: Head over to Popponesset Marketplace for a taste of local charm. This quaint village-style shopping area features boutiques, ice cream shops, and restaurants. Don't miss the famous lobster rolls!

5. Cape Cod Children's... Read MORE...

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female ancestorRosanna TIBBITTS (February 1845, , Connecticut, USA - 7 July 1914, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook))
male ancestorBenjamin POMPEY (December 1848, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - 1921, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook))
female ancestorMelissa G COOMBS (7 September 1884, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook) - 1927, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton))
female ancestorGertrude Tamer BOARDLEY (7 June 1885, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook) - 1958, Danvers, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorEdna Attaquin CONTANT (29 June 1885, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook) - 15 March 1911, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook))
male ancestorDarius Clayton COOMBS (26 November 1885, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook) - 24 June 1932, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJames S HELME (3 August 1885, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook) - 11 July 1953, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorOren Broster PETERS (26 January 1885, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook) - , )
male ancestorNelson Drue SIMON (23 November 1885, Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA (New Seabury) (Popponesset) (Seabrook) - , )

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