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Located in southeastern Massachusetts, the college townof Norton has changed considerably since its inceptionin 1711. What first began as a small agricultural communitysoon turned into a town of small industries and businesses,and eventually into what it is now—a comfortable bedroomtown with a history as interesting as it is long.Norton chronicles the changes that have taken placeover the years. Readers can learn about the unique historiesof Norton Center, Barrowsville, Chartley, East Norton,Meadowbrook, and Winnecunnet—the charming villagesthat make up Norton. Winnecunnet Pond has been a centerof recreational activities for years, and is said to have beena fishing and hunting spot for King Phillip. Early imagesof Wheaton College document the growth of what wouldbecome the largest landowner in town, as well as a significantinfluence in its history. One also learns in this volume aboutearly industry, religion, and social life in Norton, but mostimportantly, the people—immigrants and native-born whomade Norton grow and thrive into a community. Norton hasbecome a town with a rich history and a strong sense of bothits past and its future.
ISBN: 9780738502649
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historians George A. Yelle and Ruth E. Goold have compiled over 200 vintage photographs from the collection of the Norton Historical Society to bring alive the days of simpler times. Norton spans one hundred years, from 1870 to 1970, and offers us a nostalgic trip into the past.
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