Maynard: History and Life Outdoors

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This picturesque town set on the banks of the Assabet River is a haven for those who love the outdoor culture of New England. Local author David A. Mark explores the history and unique atmosphere of Maynard through selections from his popular Beacon-Villager column, "Life Outdoors." From the waves of immigrants working in the woolen mill to the twenty-first-century establishment of Maplebrook Park and the Maynard Community Farmers' Market, this collection recounts booms, busts and activities in the town's history. With tales of coyote sightings, a Cretan-design labyrinth and snowshoeing the Assabet River Rail Trail, Mark also beckons readers to explore outdoor wonders. Join Mark as he carefully intertwines local history and his observations on nature in fifty portraits of life in Maynard, Massachusetts.
ISBN: 9781609493035
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 53
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David A. Mark lives in Maynard with his wife, Jean D'Amico, in their circa 1870 house. David's first book, "Maynard: History and Life Outdoors, " was published in 2011. When not writing, Mark is a science consultant. When not writing or consulting, Mark enjoys gardening and bicycling. Most of the content of this book and his last was written as a column for the Beacon-Villager weekly newspaper serving Maynard and Stow. For more information please visit
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