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Once part of Marlborough and later of Westborough,Northborough declared its independence in 1766, ten years before the American colonies did the same. It has since grown from a country village to a town in little danger of becoming either a city or a suburb.Always alert to the concerns of the larger world, Northborough sees its central location in Massachusetts and New England as presenting bothopportunities for its enrichment and challenges to its integrity. The town's accessibility makes it attractive to newcomers, but it has stoutly resisted runaway commercial or industrial development and has striven to remain neighborly. This book, while offering a few glances back at Northborough's first century, concentrates on its second. At the beginning of that century, Northborough built its new town hall not on a church green as before but on the nearby Boston Post Road, thus encouraging a trueMain Street. At its end an interstate highway sliced across the town's northern section, thereby redefining that Main Street. Northborough life during that century appears here in all its variety: a people at home, at work, at school, at worship, and at leisure.
ISBN: 9780738504230
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In selecting and arranging these images, Ellen Racine, a graduate of the New England School of Art & Design and curator of the Northborough Historical Society, has drawn on her practicing artist's eye and her experience as a creator of commercial and museum displays. Robert P. Ellis, a retired English professor, writer of many articles on literary and historical subjects for well-known reference works, and historian of the society, has composed the text.