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Originally called Sippican for the Native Americans who lived here, the town of Marion has a long and rich history, which can be seen here in over two hundred beautiful photographs. Settled by twenty-nine Pilgrim families in 1678, its shores have since attracted artists, writers, and architects, as well as two U.S. presidents. Henry James's characters visited Marion in The Bostonians, and Century Magazine highlighted the summer community in its pages at the start of the twentieth century. Located on Buzzards Bay, the town of Marion has evaded the real estate development that has destroyed many historic towns. Many of the original houses built in Marion between 1690 and 1920 still remain. Each chapter in Marion is dedicated to a distinct area in this charming seaside town and to the notable people who made Marion their summer home. Old Landing, Wharf Village, Water Street, and the Tabor Academy campus are just a few of the neighborhoods captured in these pages.
ISBN: 9780738504193
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Judith Westlund Rosbe, a resident of Marion for over two decades, is an avid historian dedicated to preserving the history and buildings of Marion, which date back to 1690. In addition to her law practice, she has been an active member of the Sippican Historical Society for more than twenty years, serving as president for nine years. She also has taught English and history at high school and college levels, and she has used her teaching abilities and interests to assemble Marion, bringing the stories of the town's familiar landmarks to the reader.
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