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In 1716, Harvard-educated minister John Read purchased the larger part of what was to become the town of Ware, Massachusetts, and named it "The Manour of Peace." The manour's greatest asset was its river, which first provided fish for Indians and other earlysettlers and later fueled the town's great nineteenthcentury mills. Ware, compiled by Warren Bacon and Claudia Chicklas, chronicles the history of the town from the latter half of the nineteenth century to the 1970s, focusing on the people of the community and the contributions they made to its development. From leaders of industry and society to barefoot children in a rural school; from clergymen to high school athletes and the major-league Ware native who invented the curve ball, Ware offers vintage images and important historical information about the town's past.
ISBN: 9780738589756
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Warren Bacon and Claudia Chicklas are membersof the Ware Historical Society, and many of the photographs featured in this collection have been drawn from the archives of this group. The authors are also grateful to the many townspeople who donated or loaned their precious family photographs for use in this book, and hope that their work will preserve these images for the enjoyment of future generations.