Previously known as West Parish, West Bridgewater was once the geographic center of Old Bridgewater, an area consisting of what is today Brockton, East Bridgewater and Bridgewater. The town’s simple agrarian lifestyle can still be seen today in its open spaces, family farms and Colonial historic prominence.
In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, resident and local historian James E. Benson uses over 200 vintage photographs to bring readers on a nostalgic journey down memory lane.
Join the Author for a Book Signing!
Saturday, September 12
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
200 Westgate Dr., Brockton, MA 02301
Highlights of West Bridgewater:
• Features never before seen vintage photographs from both public and private collections
• Showcases images of long disappeared scenes in the town, as well as familiar landmarks and faces
• Provides several street scenes of yesteryear with horses, carriages and trolleys
• Includes snapshots of President Eisenhower and House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill
A portion of the profit from the sales of the book will go to the new West Bridgewater Museum.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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