Town Seal drawing, circa 1900
Ink on paper
Bradford Family Collection, DAL.MSS.024
In 1899, Massachusetts required each town and city in the Commonwealth to have their own seal. Those that did not already have a seal, often looked to their past for inspiration. Duxbury chose its seal through a competition. Local resident and Pilgrim descendent, Laurence Bradford, designed the seal we use today. His inspiration came from the statue of Myles Standish that sits atop the Standish Monument.
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