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Athol's 250th Anniversary Highland Fling.wmv

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Published on Jan 22, 2012

This six minute video--recorded and edited by Athol Educator and Photographer Mitchell R. Grosky, depicts the Highland Fling, a formal ball to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Town of Athol, Massachusetts, a warm, caring, and tight-knit community in North Central Massachusetts.

Originally called Pequoiag, the area was first settled by five families in September 1735. When the township was incorporated in 1762, the name was changed to Athol. John Murray, one of the proprietors of the land, chose the name because the hills reminded him of his ancestral home of Blair Atholl, Scotland. Athol means "pleasant place." --Thanks to Wikipedia for the historical information.

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