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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Holiday Decorations
Decorations and Lighting Safety
  • Use caution with holiday decorations, and whenever possible, use those made with flame-resistant, flame-retardant, or non-combustible materials.
  • Keep candles away from decorations and other combustible materials.
  • Do not use candles to decorate Christmas trees.
  • Only purchase lights and electrical decorations bearing the name of an independent testing lab, and follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation and maintenance.
  • Carefully inspect new and previously used light strings, and replace damaged items before plugging lights in.
  • Do not overload extension cords.
  • Always unplug lights before replacing light bulbs or fuses.
  • Don't mount lights in any way that can damage the cord's wire insulation (for example, use clips, not nails).
  • Keep children and pets away from light strings and electrical decorations.
  • Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving the house or going to bed.

For more information on holiday decorations, contact the Fire Department at (617) 972-6512.