Quincy: A Past Carved in Stone

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Quincy, Massachusetts, is a historic and solid community whose first fortunes were made in the granite and shipbuilding industries. Its battleships and stone carvings have traveled the country and the world over, and the legacy of Quincy's early years is indeed carved in stone. Patricia Harrigan Browne's new visual history of this fascinating city chronicles its development from the 1870s through World War II in a series of remarkable vintage photographs. For many, of course, Quincy is a beloved andwelcoming hometown community. Its natural charm and beauty hold great attraction; Quincy's Hough's Neck was once considered one of the premier summer resorts in the United States. Ms. Browne's book contains photographs of beachgoers along the Quincy shore in 1916 and the building of the Neponset River Bridge, in addition to some especially moving pictures of the granite workers and carvers.
ISBN: 9780738537344
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Patricia Harrigan Browne is a local author whose columns appear weekly in The Milton Times. The images in this collection—many rare and previously unpublished—have been drawn from the collections of the Thomas Crane Library, the Massachusetts State Archives, the Quincy Historical Society, the U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum, and many generous private sources.
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