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Inquiry Question

Historical Context




Table of

Locating the Site

Map 1: Saugus, Massachusetts,
and surrounding region.
[Map 1] with link to higher quality map.

Map 2: "The South part of New England, as it is Planted this yeare, 1634," (detail) from William Wood, New England's Prospect, London, 1634.[Map 2] with link to higher quality map.
(Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site)

Questions for Maps 1 & 2

1. Using Map 1, locate the town of Saugus and list some of the nearby towns.

2. Examine Map 2, a map drawn by William Wood and published in 1634. Locate Saugus (Sagus) and any of the other towns you found on Map 1. Compare Map 1 (a modern-day map of the region) with Map 2 for changes in spelling and locations of the following towns: Marblehead, Salem, Nahant, Watertown, and Roxbury. What other changes do you notice?

3. What are some of the advantages of being near ports during the Colonial times?

* The maps on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Map 1 and Map 2, but be aware that the files may take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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