The Charles: A River Transformed, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

The Charles: A River Transformed, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

by William P. Marchione
     
 

From the Colonia era through the industrial age and into modern times, the Charles River has been a prominent feature of the New England landscape and has undergone a series of dramatice changes. First the site of important Revolutionary battles, the Charles later became home to myriad commercial interests, including lumberyards, slaughterhouses, arsenals, and

Overview


From the Colonia era through the industrial age and into modern times, the Charles River has been a prominent feature of the New England landscape and has undergone a series of dramatice changes. First the site of important Revolutionary battles, the Charles later became home to myriad commercial interests, including lumberyards, slaughterhouses, arsenals, and businesses. The Charles has long been the location of three prominent universities, but only recently has the river come to serve as a recreational and scenic haven for residents and visitors of Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Watertown, and Newton. The 1970s landmark Clean Water Act did much to transform this much-used waterway into a lovely and popular spot for walking, jogging, cycling, boating, sailing, rowing, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and even windsurfing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738535395
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
861,943
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.26(d)

Meet the Author


William P. Marchione is the author of several books and articles on Boston-area history. He is the curator of the Brighton-Allston Historical Society, associate professor of history at the Art Institute of Boston, and a member of the Boston Landmarks Commission.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >