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"Jingle Bells" Composed Here


"JINGLE BELLS" COMPOSED HERE

ON THIS SITE STOOD THE SIMPSON TAVERN, WHERE IN 1850 JAMES PIERPONT (1822-1893) WROTE THE SONG "JINGLE BELLS" IN THE PRESENCE OF MRS. OTIS WATERMAN, WHO LATER VERIFIED THAT THE SONG WAS WRITTEN HERE. PIERPONT HAD THE SONG COPYRIGHTED IN 1857 WHILE LIVING IN GEORGIA. "JINGLE BELLS" TELLS OF THE SLEIGH RACES HELD ON SALEM ST IN THE EARLY 1800'S.

MEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1988

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