What’s In A Name – More Algonquian Place Names

“What’s in a Name?” is a new original series from 1623 Studios in partnership with the Gloucester Historical Commission. On this episode, Mary Ellen Lepionka explains the history behind place names on Cape Ann and their Algonquian roots. Mary Ellen is an independent scholar researching the history of Cape Ann from the last Ice Age to around 1750 for a book on the subject and is a trustee of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society and co-chair of the Gloucester Historical Commission. Visit her website at www.capeannhistory.org.


submitted by Becky Tober Cape Ann TV

One thought on “What’s In A Name – More Algonquian Place Names

  1. Mary Ellen Lepionka’s research and historical record of Native Americans on Cape Ann and beyond is a treasure. The website reveals such careful and detailed research/ information which otherwise may never have been known. Thank you for your work–a labor of love I am sure!


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