A Narrative of South Scituate & Norwell 1849-1963: Remembering Its Past and the World Around It

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Known for its storybook scenes along the North River, the town of Norwell, Massachusetts, was first incorporated as South Scituate in 1849. Author and local historian Samuel H. Olson chronicles the life and times of this quaint New England community through a collection of articles previously published in the Norwell Mariner. As the shipbuilding industry on the river waned, farmers, shoemakers and summer residents revealed their rugged individualism and their socially progressive beliefs. Discover how the Norwell we know today was knowingly sculpted by the town's forefathers. By rejecting new-fangled ideas such as the railroad and other "big city" ways, Norwell has retained its solitude and rural landscape.
ISBN: 9781609490805
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Images: 69
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Alongtime member of the Norwell Historical Society and currently serving on its board of directors, Samuel H. Olson was raised in Rockland, Massachusetts, but has been a resident of Norwell for the past forty years. He was a 1954 graduate of Bridgewater State Teachers College and received his master of arts degree in history from Boston University in 1957. Sam Olson taught English, American history and modern European history in the public schools of Abington, Milton and Needham, Massachusetts, for nearly forty years.
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