History buff Marc Valentine spoke at the last TRIAD meeting bringing answers to questions you might not have known to ask, such as “Did Buffalo Bill ever come to Halifax?”
He did. The famous frontiersman and showman visited the area on several occasions and the stories were written in The Brockton Enterprise. Buffalo Bill was interested in the Native American artifacts and vistied Sachem Rock.
What is the connection between famous Charles “Lucky” Lindberg and the Town of Halifax?
According to the front page of the Brockton Enterprise dated May 20, 1927, the “Lone Wolf” in his monoplane “The Spirit of St. Louis”was sighted in Halifax, flying a mere 100 feet of the ground, skimming treetops and coming dangerously close to the steeple of the Congregational Church, one of the highest points in Plymouth County at the time.
Residents were looking skyward hoping to catch sight of the plane on its solo flight across the Atlantic to Paris. They weren’t disappointed. In fact many said they could read the tail numbers NX-211. Their cheers and waves of encouragement were rewarded when “Lindy” sent a telegram to the town from Paris thanking them for their spirit.
Valentine, who is also known in the area as the keeper of the huge American flag, is quite a history buff and tells his stories, all documented, to willing listeners.
TRIAD meets in the meeting room of the Halifax Police Station, Route 106, on the first Tuesday of each month, offering speakers with topics of interest. This month’s meeting, June 7, at 10 a.m. will feature the Sheriff of Plymouth Coumty who will tell his audience about the history of the country’s oldest Sheriff’s department and share stories and anecdotes about some of the famous people who have been in custody there, as well as other historical items about the area.