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Sudbury, located 20 miles west of Boston, was incorporated in 1639. It has a rich, unique history as one of the first colonial settlements. In 1676, it was the site of one of the major battles of the Indian War, called King Philip's War. In 1775, Sudbury sent more than 350 men to Concord to stand up for liberty against the British. Once known as the "carnation capital," Sudbury still has two of the largest wholesale greenhouses in the state. Historic landmarks, including Longfellow's Wayside Inn­—made famous under the ownership of Henry Ford from 1923 to 1945—draw thousands of tourists every year. The town attracts residents because of its natural beauty, stone walls, scenic roads, and history. Sudbury remained a small agricultural town until the 1950s and has become a desirable suburban town known for its excellent schools, attractive homes, and community spirit.
ISBN: 9780738597546
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Sudbury Historical Society, Inc., a nonprofit corporation since 1956, has selected some of the best images from its extensive photographic archives to remember the past days and character of this community.