Chelsea, Massachusetts (Postcard History Series)

Chelsea, Massachusetts (Postcard History Series)

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by Gerard Brown
     
 

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Using stereoviews and postcards, Chelsea chronicles ninety-five years of the city's glorious past as it emerged from agrarian roots to become an important industrial center and home for thousands of European immigrants. The pages are filled with more than one hundred eighty historic views, documenting Chelsea's history from the post-Civil War era to the Vietnam…  See more details below

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Using stereoviews and postcards, Chelsea chronicles ninety-five years of the city's glorious past as it emerged from agrarian roots to become an important industrial center and home for thousands of European immigrants. The pages are filled with more than one hundred eighty historic views, documenting Chelsea's history from the post-Civil War era to the Vietnam decade. Highlighted are the 1867 Water Celebration, the great fire of 1908, the city's rebirth during Reconstruction, the expansion of the Naval Hospital during World War I (today's Admirals Hill), Prattville, the Soldiers Home, the post-World War I era, and much more. This volume will excite anyone who is preservation minded and enjoys local history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738536095
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,140,242
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Gerard W. Brown, an amateur historian and educator, has been collecting postcards and stereoviews for more than twenty-five years. The author's family roots in Chelsea can be traced back to the 1880s.

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Chelsea, Massachusetts (Postcard History Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very good account of the histories of the city of Chelsea, Mass....told with meticulous accuracy through postcards. Probably the best book i've read on Chelsea (greater boston area) up to this date.