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Acton explores the town's exciting history from 1835 to 1985, a period that encompasses the transition of a rural farming community into the suburban town of today. Within these pages lie a myriad of familiar views of the community and many that are very different from the present. Included in Acton are rare, engaging photographs from the comprehensive collections of the Acton Historical Society, the Iron Work Farm, and private collections. The book will show you vintage views of the homes, churches, schools, and some residents who had an influence on the town. It will allow you to experience the agricultural fairs and other events that occurred over one hundred-and-fifty years. Photographs of the resort that once existed at Lake Nagog, the Morocco factory, and the great fire of West Acton are just some of the images that make Acton a book that will enlighten all who explore its pages.
ISBN: 9780738509617
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
William A. Klauer grew up in Acton and became interested in the history of the community while in school. He has become involved with the preservation of many buildings and items of historical significance within the town. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Acton Historical Society and has served as a member of the Acton Historical Commission since 1972. His wife, Amber (Hayward) Klauer, shares his interest in Acton's history, as her ancestors were among the first settlers in the area.
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