Legendary Locals of Brookline
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For its first 75 years, Brookline was a bucolic area of Boston, with rolling hills and low-lying salt marshes. Named “Muddy River” by its residents after a shallow tidal estuary bordering Roxbury, Brookline had no more than 50 families inhabiting it when it was incorporated as an independent town on November 13, 1705. Long regarded as a liberal, progressive community, Brookline is a model of how an effective town government can positively impact the life of its citizens. Brookline boasts numerous Nobel Prize winners—doctors, scientists, and researchers who have made enormous strides in their fields. Brookline shares Boston’s strong literary tradition, with residents like poet Amy Lowell and mystery writer Dennis Lehane. Brookline’s pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, with many residents who eschew cars and shop locally, attracts many small-business owners such as Dana Brigham and Seth Barrett. Brookline has been home to a number of sports luminaries like Larry Bird, Terry Francona, and Robert Kraft. Famous politicians include the 35th president, John F. Kennedy, who was born in Brookline; former governor Michael Dukakis; and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. Legendary Locals of Brookline tells their stories, as well as the stories of some of the lesser-known heroes and humanitarians who make Brookline a great place to call home.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467101370
: Arcadia Publishing
: 09/15/2014
: Massachusetts
: Legendary Locals
: 181 Duotone
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Jennifer Campaniolo is a freelance writer. Originally from New Jersey, she lives in Brookline with her husband.
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