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Settlers arrived in Pepperell as early as 1655, attracted by good farmland and the waters of the Nashua and Nissitissit Rivers. In a petition granted in 1742 by the general court, the area today recognized as Pepperell became known as Groton West Parish. Eventually the town was named in honor of Sir William Pepperell of Kittery, Maine. The settlers of Pepperell were patriotic and hardworking. Colonel William Prescott served admirably in the Battle of Bunker Hill, and in the late nineteenth century the town became well known for its very prosperous paper-making industry. Pepperell also came to attract visitors in the mid-nineteenth century, as it was home to five stagecoach relay stops and the Babbatassett Driving Park. In this marvelous new photographic history, author Joanne Saunders Foley chronicles the development of Pepperell from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Come along and enjoy vintage views of celebrations, parades, and firemens' musters, and read all about the "witch" of North Pepperell. This marvelous new book gives form to many of the people, places, and events that have contributed to the history of the town.
ISBN: 9780738587288
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joanne Saunders Foley is a New England historian who traces her roots to Pepperell. She is also the author of Lynn in the Images of America series.
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