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The picturesque town of Montague is known as aphotographer's dream and is famous for its plannedmill village of Turners Falls. Its ideal location at the Great Falls on the Connecticut River for manufacturing brought in a large number of factories at the beginning of the late nineteenth century, which in turn drew in numerous people from around New England, as well as Germany, Quebec, Poland, Great Britain, and Ireland. All five villages ofMontague became unique, close-knit communities full of hardworking people. The rare, historical photographs here reveal what life was like during the past 130 years. In Montague, the journey maps out the early years in Turners Falls, Millers Falls, Lake Pleasant, Montague City, and Montague Center. The history of the many mills along the canal, the many reconstructions of the canal, and the log drives are all presented here in striking images.Montague tells the stories of the generations of families and the individuals who made the town so unique, including the history of the John Russell Cutlery Factory and the Spiritualist community of Lake Pleasant.
ISBN: 9780738504438
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Local historians Peter S. Miller and Kyle J. Scott have compiled a fascinating collection of rare photographs to depict the story of Montague. This work is the first known book solely devoted to the photographic history of Montague. Miller is also the co-author of Images of America: Greenfield. Here, Miller and Scott present hundreds of rare and beautiful images that celebrate local history.
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