Tragedy Strikes Sachem Village

Today in Hanover History January 14 1952


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Michael Hinsley

Tragedy strikes Sachem Village at Dartmouth College

Today in Hanover and Dartmouth College History, January 14, 1952 at 7 pm the Hanover Police received a report of a death of a five year old at 25 Sachem Village. 

Sachem Village located in the lower left corner of this aerial photo of Hanover and the Dartmouth College Campus

Dispatch Log January 14, 1952

Sachem Village with St Denis Church in the background

The Sachem Village was constructed to meet the post war commitments to returning Dartmouth sailors and soldiers, post World War 2. Located on Lebanon Street on today's Hanover High Soccer field and Hover Lane. These prebuilt houses formed a close knit community of married students and their young families. 

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Sachem Village was returned to the Hanover School district from Dartmouth and returned to use as a playing field

This aerial image is late summer 1959 or spring of 1960 because it shows the Nugget Theater in its current location after a devastating  fire and explosion, we will cover that later, and Bissell Hall has been demolished to make space for the Hopkins Center. The Leverone Arena is also not constructed

Photos Credit to Dartmouth College Rauner Library. They have amazing history not just this sort of stuff.

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