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Braintree, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

Braintree, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

by John A. Dennehy
     
 

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First settled in 1634, and incorporated in 1640, the Town of Braintree has a long and distinguished history. "Old Braintree," which originally encompassed what is now Braintree, Quincy, Randolph, and Holbrook, was the birthplace of John Adams, John Hancock, John Quincy Adams, and Sylvanus Thayer. Primarily a farming community for almost three centuries, Braintree

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First settled in 1634, and incorporated in 1640, the Town of Braintree has a long and distinguished history. "Old Braintree," which originally encompassed what is now Braintree, Quincy, Randolph, and Holbrook, was the birthplace of John Adams, John Hancock, John Quincy Adams, and Sylvanus Thayer. Primarily a farming community for almost three centuries, Braintree was also home to a number of water-powered mills and businesses, which prospered along the banks of the Monatiquot River. With the arrival of the railroad in the mid-19th century, several manufacturing plants were built near South Braintree Square. Farming and manufacturing have since been replaced by white-collar businesses and retail establishments. Since World War II, Braintree has become home to a larger and increasingly diverse residential and business population, due in part to its proximity to Boston and three major highways. Braintree presents images from the archives of the Braintree Historical Society and includes many previously unpublished photographs.

Editorial Reviews

Is there anyone on earth better qualified to edit an Images of America pictorial history of Braintree, Massachusetts, than the author of this book? Probably not. John Dennehy is not only a lifelong resident; he's a past president of the Braintree Historical Society and a history professor. He applies that knowledge and commitment impressively in this 128-page paperback. Local history visible at your fingertips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738572475
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
593,702
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


John A. Dennehy was born and raised in Braintree. He is a former member and past chairman of the Braintree Board of Selectmen and past president of the Braintree Historical Society. He is an attorney and a history professor.

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