5 Freetown Things Nobody Else Would Understand
Every town or city has its own unique staples and slang that outsiders just don't get.
I'll be the first to admit that I know absolutely NOTHING about Freetown, Massachusetts.
The town itself sits north of New Bedford and is truly only a quick drive away, but to some, it's somewhat isolated and quiet compared to the rest of the SouthCoast. The curiosity factor on what goes down in that town piques my interest ten-fold and I'm sure it does the same for you, too.
With the burning itch of the "five w's" in the back of my mind (who, what, where, when and why) about Freetown, I asked a local who not only knows the area well, but is a native who has lived there her entire life.
Here are five things I learned about Freetown that only "Freetowners" are familiar with:
1.) Dead Man's Curve/Death Bridge (County/Washburn Street)- Supposedly, back in the 1950's, there was a curve on County Street near a bridge that's no longer there called "Death Bridge." This stretch of road has since been straightened out due to the unsafe conditions of "Dead Man's Curve."
2.) Pukwudgies- Mythical creatures said to be found in the Freetown State Forest that lure people to their deaths by use of magic. The Freetown Police Department wittingly installed "Pukwudgie Crossing" signs beside the forest, where the little buggers are said to roam.
3.) King Philip's Cave - If you're looking for a little hiking adventure, although it's not too far, King Philip's Cave can be found across from the old "A&A Will Materials Corp" sign on County Street (the old Route 140). Once you enter the woodland area, continue straight and around a small cliff face and you'll spot the cave.
4.) Profile Rock- Located within just a quick hike into the Freetown Forest, this large rock-formation cliff is brightly tattooed with graffiti. It is said to feature the profile of the great Sachem of the Wampanoags, Massasoit. The views from up top are breathtaking!
5.) Goosefeathers- Before Nephews took over at 2 Crossroad Drive, there was another restaurant called Goosefeathers.
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