Did Ya Ever Wonder... How Some Massachusetts Towns Got Named?
This creative reimagining of how some Massachusetts towns got named was inspired by telling tall tales to bored children in the car while traveling in the
pre-digital entertainment era. Stories include Braintree, Raynham, Wellfleet, Brockton, and fourteen others. Some are funny...some are not!
A sampler of quickie tales to whet your appetite for more:
…Belchertown get its name?
Every year they used to have a big burping contest.
…Oak Bluffs get its name?
The trees there like to play poker.
…Monroe get its name?
It has something to do with a girl named Marilyn.
…Great Barrington get its name?
They have a high opinion of themselves.
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