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Brockton, Massachusetts (Postcard History Series)

Brockton, Massachusetts (Postcard History Series)

by James E. Benson
     
 

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The official seal of Brockton boldly proclaims education, industry, and progress as hallmarks of the city. These three attributes guided Brockton to greatness in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and continue to shape and influence the community today. From its humble days as North Bridgewater, the growing industrial center of the region changed its name to

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The official seal of Brockton boldly proclaims education, industry, and progress as hallmarks of the city. These three attributes guided Brockton to greatness in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and continue to shape and influence the community today. From its humble days as North Bridgewater, the growing industrial center of the region changed its name to Brockton in 1874 in part to entice business to the town. In 1881, Brockton became a city and was well on its way to becoming one of the world's foremost centers for the manufacturing of shoes.

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It took Brockton more than a century to outgrow its "Shoe City," but there has been no lack of change or claims to fame in this friendly city. For example, how many non-residents know that the world's first department store Santa welcomed children onto his lap in Brockton in 1890? (Hand-selling tip: We are becoming a more local nation with more local interests. According to a 2009 Newsweek article, fewer Americans are relocating than at any time since 1962.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467120074
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/19/2013
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
742,706
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Author James E. Benson has drawn from postcard collections of several individuals and organizations to portray the commercial, religious, educational, and cultural life of the community. Benson is the past president of the Brockton Historical Society and serves as its official city historian. Previously, Benson coauthored The Swedes of Greater Brockton and authored West Bridgewater, Brockton, and Brockton Revisited in Arcadia's Images of America series. He also authored Along Old Canada Road in the Postcard History Series published by Arcadia.

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