Remembering Haverhill: Stories from the Merrimack Valley

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In February 1882, a raging fire leveled most of the buildings in Haverhill's shoe district. But like a phoenix, the "Queen Slipper City" rose from the rubble and began its reconstruction while the charred bricks were still warm. Though the shoe industry eventually waned, the history of Haverhill remains vibrant. Discover the legend of pioneer Hannah Duston—the first woman in America to be honored with a public monument—who in 1697 fought her way out of captivity among local Indians and returned to Haverhill to tell the tale. Learn about the rail and river catastrophes that the city overcame, and the coal men, peddlers and ice harvesters who were long hallmarks of Haverhill life. In Remembering Haverhill, Charles Turner captures the spirit of the most tenacious and resilient city in the Merrimack Valley.
ISBN: 9781596295537
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 50
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Turner, who grew up in Haverhill and worked at the local tannery, is a retired engineer for AT&T with a BS and an MBA. He has published more than 200 articles in the Haverhill Gazette since he began writing for the newspaper in 1998. He is a frequent speaker on local history for groups such as NECOO, the Kiwanis Club, and Methuen High School and has given talks for Local Channel 33.