Milford Chronicles

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Milford, Massachusetts, incorporated in 1780, rests on the cusp of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Granite and manufacturing jobs drew immigrants to this small town during the Industrial Revolution to form a richly textured community. In this collection of the best of his columns, local historian Paul E. Curran chronicles the lives and achievements of many who left indelible imprints on Milford. Some contributed distinctive architecture, such as the stately Town Hall and the only Irish round tower in the country. Others offered gifts for the mind--major contributions to the national library system and the original version of the children's classic The Little Engine that Could. There were extraordinary athletes, intrepid travelers and those who marked the social conscience through personal sacrifice. Milford Chronicles celebrates the spirit of all who contributed to the community's rich and enduring history.
ISBN: 9781626192096
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 52
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Paul Curran is retired and lives in Milford, Massachusetts and has worked as a photojournalist for the New York Daily News. He joined the Army in 1951 and was an Army photographer and interviewer throughout the Korean War. He has written regularly for the Milford Daily News and Milford Town Crier since 1996. Maria D. Vesperi is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in urban issues, anthropology and journalism, social welfare policy, cultural constructions of aging and race, representations through visual media and performance and early industrial history.
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