Legendary Locals of Fitchburg

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Fitchburg was incorporated as a town 250 years ago. Many of the original 40 family founders served as Minutemen, beginning the tradition of volunteers like Orlando Boss, Henry Spooner, Norman Tucker, and Richard and Thomas Bresnahan serving in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Led by strong businessmen who also were public servants such as Alvah Crocker, Sylvanus Sawyer, Rodney Wallace, and George Simonds, the city grew to 40,000. Fitchburg has always welcomed immigrants who have enriched the community's history. Mayor Lisa Wong is the first Asian American mayor to have been elected in Massachusetts. Named an All-America city in 1970, Fitchburg remains proud of its heritage, celebrates its past, and anticipates the future. Legendary Locals of Fitchburg provides another historical view in the city's sestercentennial year.
ISBN: 9781467101103
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 142
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Fitchburg Historical Society was established in 1892 by James F.D. Garfield, publisher of the Fitchburg Sentinel, and several prominent city leaders. The mission of the society is to collect, preserve, interpret, and make accessible the history of Fitchburg. Its residents have generously donated photographs and memories to fulfill this mission. Local historians like Rufus C. Torrey, H.A. Willis, Barbara Crocker, Doris Kirkpatrick, Phil Jordan, Barbara Edsall, and the authors of Images of America: Fitchburg have recorded this history for future historians and for public interest.
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