Both of these footpaths behind the houses on Orange Street are remembered but no longer passable. In 1928 Grace Barnes...More Read more from Where were Cat Alley and the Indian Trail?
Yes. Nantucket once had at least three passageways with steps in them: Stone Alley, Break Neck Alley, and Step Lane. ...More Read more from Did Step Lane originally have steps?
Snake Alley is a grassy way down into the Lily Pond from Lily Street. It is the extension of the...More Read more from What and where is Snake Alley?
Stone Alley is a cobbled passage with a few steps midway as it descends from Orange Street down to Union...More Read more from What is the history of Stone Alley?
Nantucketers’ traditional practice of opening freshwater ponds to the sea has generated controversy and any number of unauthorized openings over...More Read more from What was the hot topic for Nantucket government in 1882?
In the spring of 1954 two young Nantucket men were arrested by the game warden for fishing in Long Pond...More Read more from What does a controversy about fishing in Nantucket’s ponds have to do with New York?
At twenty-year intervals during the twentieth century (1937, 1957, 1977), Nantucket received national attention for threatening to secede from Massachusetts...More Read more from The Nantucket-New York Connection
Three times during the twentieth century Nantucket received national publicity for threatening to secede from Massachusetts and join New York....More Read more from Why would Nantucket aspire to become part of New York State?
In the late 1800s New Yorker Edward Underhill foresaw a prosperous future for the village of ‘Sconset. A war correspondent...More Read more from Who was ‘Sconset’s “sanguine geniuis”?
In 1873, William Flagg, a summer resident of Nantucket, obtained title to a large section of land between the village...More Read more from Who was William Flagg, and what did he have to do with the ‘Sconset Footpath?
After the Civil War, sports in the United States proliferated and many became organized. There were more people with disposable...More Read more from What is the history of Jetties Beach?
Summer visitors were responsible for the creation of the island’s golf courses as Nantucket catered more and more to the...More Read more from When Did Golfing Begin on Nantucket?
There were two. The African Meeting House on the corner of Pleasant Street and York Street housed the African Baptist...More Read more from How many churches were there in New Guinea?
For close to two centuries Nantucketers maintained much of the island outside of town as unfenced Common and Undivided Land...More Read more from What were the “Sheep Wars” of the mid-1800s?