Foxborough: Gem of Norfolk County

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Incorporated amidst the turmoil of the American Revolution, Foxborough has a long tradition of patriotic commitment to the nation and has continued from generation to generation to serve admirably when the country has called. However, it is not only the wartime record that measures a community, but it is a town’s innovations and responses to times of prosperity and catastrophe that truly shape its character and reputation. Foxborough’s varied history, from Minute Men to the famed female straw hat braiders, certainly distinguishes it as an uncommon town in the American experience. Foxborough: Gem of Norfolk County chronicles the remarkable story of a small village’s growth and development from its first settlement in the 1600s to the present, highlighting significant events and personalities that formed the town’s identity. Through this unique comprehensive narrative, readers will be transported across four centuries of a changing landscape and will explore their hometown’s schools, residences, businesses, and factories of yesteryear.
ISBN: 9780738523606
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Local historian Jack Authelet of the Foxborough Historical Commission has composed a highly readable text, with over 100 accompanying black-and-white images, that captures the spirit and energy of this historic New England town. Whether a longtime resident or a weekend visitor cheering for a favorite sports teams, readers will find this book a compelling history of Foxborough and fitting testimony to the enduring legacy left by the town’s founding fathers.
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