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In the early 1630s settlers came from Charlestown byway of the Malden River to form the small city thatwould become Melrose, Massachusetts. The originalresidents received grants from the English colonialgovernment to settle in what was termed "nothing butrocks, water, and forest." Lead by the Lyndes, the "first family of Melrose," this vibrant community was born and has grown to a population of 25,000. Local historian Anthony J. Pagano explores Melrose and its heritage in this remarkable new volume. From the history of the Lynde family—which held grants for most of the southern portion of Melrose—to the development of the Boston Rubber Shoe Company—the city's largest employer—Pagano provides a rich context for the unique collection of images contained on these pages. Discover the history behind the beautiful homes, powerful families, enduring institutions, and productive businesses that have defined Melrose in this exciting new book.
ISBN: 9780738564487
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Anthony J. Pagano has championed Melrose history for many years and is active in numerous civic and social groups. Those in the community know him well, and they will surely appreciate the contribution he has made in this outstanding tribute to the city and its people.
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