First settled in 1651, Middleton boasts a rich and quaint history. The town derives its name from its location midway between Danvers and Andover, on a road well traveled in early times.
In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, local author Shirley Paul Raynard uses over 200 vintage photographs to take readers on a nostalgic journey down memory lane.
Raynard hopes the book will “be the beginning for townspeople to loan even more photos to the Society and help expand the photo and genealogical collections at the Museum.”
Highlights of Middleton:
• Features never before seen historical photographs from the Middleton Historical Society Museum
• Showcases the many churches, elementary schools, buildings and homes that make up Middleton’s past
• Includes images of Middleton’s two train lines, trolley line and a bus company for public transportation
• Spotlights Middleton’s past social activities: winter fox hunts, horse trotting on Middleton Pond, sleigh and hay rides, canoeing on the Ipswich River, boating on Middleton Pond, band concerts and temperance entertainment
Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Middleton Historical Society.
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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