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Brockton Revisited, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

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Brockton, the "City of Champions," earned this title through its fame for championship sports teams and its most famous hometown sports hero, undefeated boxing heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. The city was home to many more champions, ranging from great shoe industry barons, such as George E. Keith and William L. Douglas, to the immigrants who worked behind the shoe bench and the entrepreneurs who followed the shoe industry, making Brockton a world center of shoe manufacturing. Established as a city in 1881,...
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Overview


Brockton, the "City of Champions," earned this title through its fame for championship sports teams and its most famous hometown sports hero, undefeated boxing heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. The city was home to many more champions, ranging from great shoe industry barons, such as George E. Keith and William L. Douglas, to the immigrants who worked behind the shoe bench and the entrepreneurs who followed the shoe industry, making Brockton a world center of shoe manufacturing. Established as a city in 1881, Brockton was progressive and proud as the 20th century dawned. Brockton Revisited takes readers through the city's pinnacle of prestige and power and an idyllic time in history in the 1950s and 1960s. Many photographs were taken by Stanley Bauman; they tell the story of those fun-filled postwar days and chronicle Brockton's history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738576688
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/30/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 940,164
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


James E. Benson is the past president of the Brockton Historical Society, a lifelong resident of the Brockton area, and a local historian. In Brockton Revisited, he captures scenes from the city's past by drawing on vintage images from private, public, and institutional resources.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 8

1 Champions of Industry and Commerce 9

2 Champions of Brick and Mortar 59

3 Champions of Health and Public Service 73

4 Champions of the Arts and Education 87

5 Champions of God and Country 95

6 Champions of the Arena 109

7 Champion of Champions 117

About the Brockton Historical Society Museums 127

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