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Chelmsford Revisited, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)
     

Chelmsford Revisited, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

by Fred Merriam for the Chelmsford Historical Society
 

Chelmsford, a suburban town of about 34,000, is located 22 miles northwest of Boston. Named for Chelmsford in Essex, England, it received its charter in May 1655. Until railroads and streetcars arrived in the late 1800s, South Chelmsford, East Chelmsford, and Chelmsford Center were primarily agricultural with the support of blacksmiths, carpenters, general

Overview


Chelmsford, a suburban town of about 34,000, is located 22 miles northwest of Boston. Named for Chelmsford in Essex, England, it received its charter in May 1655. Until railroads and streetcars arrived in the late 1800s, South Chelmsford, East Chelmsford, and Chelmsford Center were primarily agricultural with the support of blacksmiths, carpenters, general storekeepers, millers, sawmill operators, and wheelwrights. These vintage photographs transport readers back in time to stroll Central Square, to discover a millpond that no longer exists, and to see the evolution of Center Common. Discover which farm was later subdivided into a familiar neighborhood, find out where the lumber came from, view homes the way they looked more than 100 years ago, and learn about Chelmsford’s past residents and their places of worship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467120746
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/06/2014
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,324,098
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


A Chelmsford resident since 1971, Fred Merriam was introduced to local history after accepting an appointment to the Chelmsford Historical Commission in 2003. Merriam has since become passionate about preserving vintage images and making town history accessible to everyone. He has drawn together extensive research with rare photographs from the Chelmsford Historical Society collection and other sources to take the reader on a journey through Chelmsford during the early days of photography.

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