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With Milton, the first pictorial history of the town ever published, local historians Paul Buchanan and Anthony Sammarco present a nostalgic look at the development and growth of this well-built and affluent suburb from 1860 to 1940. Over two hundred and fifty vintage photographs have been carefully selected from the vast collection of the Milton Historical Society to create a dazzling portrait of the town in its heyday. Milton, once home to the Neponset Indians, became a small farming community with the arrival of European settlers. Over time, the town blossomed into an important industrial and cultural resource for Boston and all of the South Shore. The vibrant settlement, which used water power to create the country's first grist mill in 1634, later became home to the first pianoforte and bass viol manufacturers in the United States. Through the years, pleasure-seekers from near and far became attracted to Milton as well, building summer estates and fond memories in the Milton Hill, Canton Avenue, and Brush Hill Road areas. Walking tours of the town even today attract and delight both residents of Milton and visitors from out of town.
ISBN: 9780738590387
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Paul Buchanan is an accomplished educator and vice president of the Milton Historical Society. Anthony Sammarco is a well-known local historian and author of several books in the Images of America series. The result of their collaboration is a warm and informative glimpse of Milton's past, sure to appeal to resident and historian alike.
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