Massachusetts Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff


Discover more than 200 of the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Bay State has to offer in this completely revised and updated edition.

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Discover more than 200 of the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Bay State has to offer in this completely revised and updated edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762746804
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 802,943
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Erik Sherman is an independent writer and photographer who covers business, food, technology, books, media, and any good story that lends itself to narrative. His by-lined work has appeared in such places as the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Fortune, and USA Weekend. His photographs have appeared in such magazines as Newsweek, Pages, Boston Magazine, Newsweek Japan, Chief Executive, and Computerworld. He has several books to his credit and participates in selective collaboration and consulting projects. He is also a playwright whose work has appeared on stages in and around Boston. Erik Sherman lives in Colrain, Massachusetts. Bruce Gellerman is an internationally reknown jounalist who has taught journalism around the world, including in Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, Sierre Leone, and Uganda. He has received more than 40 journalism awards. He has twenty-five years' experience in radio, print, and television, including creating and hosting the popular public radio show Here & Now; currently Gellerman produces and often hosts Public Radio International's environmental program, "Living on Earth." He is also the founder of SoundTreks LLC, a company producing location-aware audio for the mobile media market. Bruce Gellerman lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     viii
Introduction     x
Greater Boston     1
The Technology Ring around Boston     48
Northeast Massachusetts     96
Southeast Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands     122
Central Massachusetts     166
Western Massachusetts, the Connecticut River Valley, and the Berkshires     193
Index     231
About the Authors     243
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