South Middleborough: A History

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South Middleborough explores one of the major villages that comprise the town of Middleborough, Massachusetts. Michael Maddigan recounts the history of the town from its founding to present day. He includes the tale of Revolutionary War veteran Samuel Smith who attempted to halt the progress of the railroad by facing down a locomotive in 1848 and a feisty candy maker, Lucy Braley, who challenged Massachusetts' "blue laws" in the 1960s. The town was initially settled as a Baptist community following King Philip's war and struggled through a personality conflict between its religious leaders who threated to tear the community apart.
ISBN: 9781609493622
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Brief History
Images: 80
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael J. Maddigan has been involved in the field of local history and historic preservation for over thirty years. He has written extensively on the history of Middleborough and Lakeville, Massachusetts, and is the author of several books on local history, including "South Middleborough: A History, " previously published by The History Press. He has contributed articles to numerous publications and his work currently appears in the Middleboro Gazette as the popular local history column "Recollecting Nemasket."
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