By John Anderson
Auburn Selectmen, in a unanimous vote, approved a Proclamation for Revolutionary War Hero Timothy Bigelow during last night’s meeting. The proclamation was requested by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in honor of the upcoming 240th anniversary of the “Worcester Revolution.”
Bigelow was an Auburn resident and lived on Pakachoag Hill. He is credited with leading the 1774 revolt that ended British rule in Central Massachusetts, and he also fought in the Revolutionary War.
DAR members Deborah Nurse and Barbara Trax, dressed in period clothing, accepted the Proclamation and gave Chairman Doreen Goodrich a red, white and blue cockade which she pinned to her dress. Cockades are round symbols made of ribbon that show a person’s political allegiance. In colonial times, they were often affixed to a man’s tricorne hat or lapel. Women usually wore them on their hat or in their hair.
Auburn Mass Daily will be presenting more information on the Worcester Revolution of 1774 and the September 7th celebration.