Scituate Chronicles

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Since John Smith first spied the area in 1614, Scituate has had a long and remarkable history. Positioned on a rocky, ledge-strewn coast, Scituate is famous for its shipwrecks, lighthouses and the moss gathered from its rocks by Irish immigrants. In more recent years, the seacoast town has become known for its valiant fight to withstand ocean storms and their devastating floods. Scituate was home to legendary characters, such as William Cushing, an original justice of the U.S. Supreme Court appointed by President George Washington. The charming South Shore town also attracted the grandiose T.W. Lawson, who built the Dreamworld estate and created the "bad luck" legend of Friday the Thirteenth. With these and other vignettes, author Ted Clarke celebrates the spirit of Scituate history.
ISBN: 9781626195387
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 36
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ted Clarke is a historian who lives along the coast in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and serves as chair of the town's historical commission. He is the author of twenty-one books, most of them on the history of Boston and the surrounding area. He has also written and narrated five television programs on history, one of which won a statewide award. He holds three master's degrees and was a teacher for forty-five years.
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