Legendary Locals of Amesbury
Amesbury was incorporated in 1668. The settlers began to build the community, starting the first sawmills on the Powwow River. The community continued to grow with carriage manufacturers starting businesses in town; Jacob Huntington was very influential in this endeavor. The automobile industry was the next major industry with the S.R. Bailey Company leading the way. George McNeil was responsible for unions coming to town, and Amelia Earhart was teaching English as a second language to factory workers. Valentine Bagley made sure that everyone had water, and John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a poem about it, “The Captain’s Well.” Gregory Hoyt and Jeffrey Donovan left the Amesbury High School drama club behind and made it big in movies and television. Ryan Noon went from designing his own fashions to designing for Nike. Legendary Locals of Amesbury showcases just a select few from the long list of fabulous people who have helped make Amesbury the community it is today.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467101141
: Arcadia Publishing
: 03/17/2014
: Massachusetts
: Legendary Locals
: 193 Duotone
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Margie Walker is the teen, reference, and local history librarian at Amesbury Public Library, where she has been serving the community since 1994. She enjoys connecting people from around the world with their ancestors. She has lived in Amesbury since 2008.
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