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When was Manchester established?

Manchester became "Manchester" in 1645, when the people of "Jeoffereyes Creeke" requested and were granted the village name. Before that, the area was part of the town of Salem, and before that belonged to the Algonquin Indians. The settlers acquired land by purchase or by "peaceful possession" until 1700, when a final payment was made to the grandson of Masconomo. At that time, the Native Americans relinquished all right, title, and interest in the land then comprising this township.​

Why do they call it Singing Beach?



One mile from the town center is Singing Beach, so named because the sand comprising the beach squeaks when walked upon (see Singing sand). This beach is quite popular during summer months in particular because it is easily accessible from Boston by a half-mile walk from the MBTA train station. Also located on this historic beach is the famous tourist attraction "Eaglehead", a rock composite that is the focal point of rock climbing and other recreation activities

What year did the Manchester Hornets win their first Super Bowl?


The Manchester Hornets have a long history of winning and many great teams over the years. But the Manchester Hornets football came in first place in the state in the Mayflower League and took its first trip to the Super Bowl in 1981 defeating the heavily favored Dorchester High School team 49-6.​

What movies were made in Manchester?

Manchester has become a favorite spot for Hollywood to come and visit.  Our quaint, seaside town 20 miles north of Boston has served as a backdrop for myriad feature films, including "The Love Letter" (1999) starring Kate Capshaw and Tom Selleck, "State and Main" (2000) with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sarah Jessica Parker, and "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" (2001) with Danny DeVito.  The most recent project was a box office hit called "The Proposal".