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Rutland's history began in 1686, when thistwelve-square-mile tract of land was purchased from the Naquag Indians at a cost of 80¢ per square acre. Since then, this once small Massachusetts village has continued to flourish into the rural town it is today. In Rutland, local author Bernice M. Andersoninvites you to explore the history of the town duringthe period from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Discover Main Street, theBartlett Hotel, and the Old Fire Barn as they were atthe turn of the century. See Rutland as it celebratesIndependence Day, summer after summer, and learn about the community's strength in times of tragedy,including the tornado that tore through Rutland in the early hours of a summer morning in 1953.
ISBN: 9780738501734
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Bernice Anderson's love for the town and her interest in preserving the past are evident in Rutland. With this book, Anderson has created a wonderful tribute to the people who have worked and played here. These pictures and the accompanying text provide the reader with a fascinating and insightful look into the past that will appeal to both the life-long resident and the first-time visitor.
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