Hingham: Four Centuries of History

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The South Shore town of Hingham, Massachusetts maintains its early village charm and entices visitors with its historic greens and scenic harbor. Landing in Bar Cove, the earliest settlers brought inspiration for their new home from its English namesake, and the young village prospered and grew into an influential coastal community. Discover the Old Ship Meetinghouse that is the oldest continually in operation, the story of President Abraham Lincoln's ancestor who facilitated the British surrender at Yorktown, and the teaming coastal waters that have drawn generations of fishermen. Ted Clarke, one of Boston's most prolific authors of local history, deftly chronicles four hundred years of Hingham's unique past.
ISBN: 9781609492519
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 40
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ted Clarke's passion is history, especially Boston history and that of areas around Boston. He is currently working on his twelfth book, most of which are on local history or figure skating, in which he was a judge and national administrator. After years of teaching and journalism and three master's degrees, Clarke is "somewhat" retired but still spends a solid part of each day at his writing vocation. "I feel as though I've never retired, and yet I'm doing something I love to do, " he says. "I've always enjoyed using words and telling stories, and here I do both. If you read my writing, I want you to get the story clearly but also enjoy the way it's told." He has a forthcoming book from The History Press called South of Boston, part of a brace of books called "From Cape to Cape, " which is in the works. He and his wife, Mary, live in the town of Weymouth, south of Boston, where he serves as chair of the historical commission. He has written and narrated five television productions on town history, winning, in 2010, the Massachusetts Historic Commission's award for his program on historic preservation. He also gives frequent talks, which may be arranged through The History Press.
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