Bill Swift on the Dwight Estate
"His wife liked peace, quiet, and solitude, so he decided to build her an island on Salt Pond [...] she had her own little island which is still there today."
William (Bill) Swift is a third generation resident, born and raised in Falmouth. His father was Paul L. Swift, and his grandfather was Frederick Swift. Mr. Swift owned and operated Blue Flame Oil Service for forty years. Here he delves into the history of the John E. Dwight estate on Mill Road, the summer home of one of Falmouth's more influential residents.
Ready to learn more? Explore our community resources:
- The Book of Falmouth: a Tricentennial Celebration, 1686-1986, edited by Mary Lou Smith
From the Web:
- FPL Historic Postcard Collection: The Anita Gunning and Robert C. Hunt Postcard collections, archived on the Digital Commonwealth. Search by topic, location, or the card identifiers provided in the video transcript below.