A story by David Wallace :


       Hanging from third tree up the Ipswich River along the railroad tracks is a rope swing that is as much a part of this town’s history as any historical site or house.In fact this swimming hole can be directly linked to the development of many town characters as well as the grooming ground of stories passed down through many generations.

                      So just how old this rope swing is probably has no real answer unless one of our great historians can provide an answer.Yet what I know for sure is that swing was there in 1955 which makes it at least 60 years.Can you even begin to fathom how many young folk have taken the plunge in that amount of time.Before I venture further with this I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that the plunge was often the result of a “I dare you”..or “You got…

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