ABOUT NATICK, MASSACHUSETTS
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The Massachuset Indian word, Natick, means A place of hills. (South Natick, the original settlement, is a hilly section along the Charles River.) To the Natick Praying Indians, Natick also means, My home.
Other Naticks, named after ours, exist in Rhode Island and Nebraska. And then there's what once was Natick Island, or Capoag Island. South of Cape Cod in the Atlantic Ocean lies Martha's Vinyard and, at its east, Chappaquiddick Island. At "Chappy's" northern tip, Natick Island stood across a channel until, about 1725, a storm filled the channel with sand and added Natick Island to Cape Poge.


The MMS Home Page (Links) lists some additional pages about Natick and its region.
 
Minuteman Library Network's Online Catalog (Access the online catalog for Natick and some 25 neighboring towns.)
Morse Institute Library webpage (excellent general resources, calendar)
Amazing Things Arts Center
Natick Historical Society
Reconnaissance Survey Town Reports (Massachusetts Historical Commission, 1980)
Natick Praying Indians
King Philip's War, 1675-76 ("When Deer Island Was Turned Into Devil's Island", by Jill Lepore)
Natick Indian Plantation & Needham West Militia Companies (Revolutionary War)
The Charles River at South Natick (by Ron McAdow)
Paddling, Medfield to South Natick
Pegan Cove Park
Cochituate State Park
Cochituate Rail Trail
Natick Walking Tours (by Maureen Sullivan)
Scenic Bike Ride in South Natick, Sherborn and Dover (by Martin Kessel)
Natick Natural Science Park (1955 brochure)
Growing Up In Natick And MetroWest (history and old photographs)
Natick Open Space Plan (and map)
The official Town of Natick Web site (Board and Depts., meeting calendar and more)
The Natick.Info Web site, local calendars, and café (forum)