Haverhill Heritage Series articles

Haverhill’s Santa Claus Connection

Haverhill’s Santa Claus Connection

Macy’s department store began in Haverhill in 1851, eventually occupying space at 70 Merrimack St. The genesis of the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade began here as a Fourth of July Parade in 1854. By David Goudsward Special to WHAV News Is there a more iconic holiday film than the 1947 movie “Miracle on 34th Street?”

Haverhill’s Cursed Son: Jonathan Buck

A mysterious leg is indelibly stained on the face of the monument to Colonel Jonathan Buck of Haverhill. (Photograph from historical postcard.) By David Goudsward Special to Wavelengths The image is well known – the image of a leg indelibly stained on the face of the monument to Colonel Jonathan Buck—a Haverhillite rejected by his

How Haverhill Was Really Founded

Monument to Rev. John Ward and Colonel Nathaniel Saltonstall at Pentucket Cemetery, Haverhill. Part one of a series, “A Town Named Haverhill” By David Goudsward Special to Wavelengths Editor’s Note: Families can be complicated. The true story of the founding of Haverhill, Mass., is a testament to this fact with the founding minister’s father and

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