I received an email this week from Jonathan Shaw, noted Sandwich historian, with information that adds to the “Wolves in Sandwich” article in the Sandwich Enterprise of October 16:

“In July of this year, 1847, the last wolf in Sandwich was killed by George Brailey, a teamster of Boston and Sandwich Glass Company; was brought to Town Hall and hung up between the columns for exhibition. The bells were rung and there was much rejoicing among the farmers. The loss of their sheep had been great.”

”Highlights of Sandwich History”

George E. Burbank

Published 1946, page 25

Mr. Shaw adds: “I suspect that every citizen in Sandwich in July 1847 visited the Town Hall to see the body of the wolf hanging between the white columns of the Town Hall! I would guess that only later did it go “on tour” to other towns!”

Joan A. Osgood

Jarves Street


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