Millbury, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

Millbury, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

by Chris Sinacola
     
 


Located in the heart of the historic Blackstone Valley, Millbury has long played a central role in America's industrial and cultural history. The town's early history was shaped by the Nipmuc people. In the 18th century, farmers pushing west found Millbury's hills and waterways perfect for farms and small industries. The opening of the Blackstone Canal in 1828…  See more details below

Overview


Located in the heart of the historic Blackstone Valley, Millbury has long played a central role in America's industrial and cultural history. The town's early history was shaped by the Nipmuc people. In the 18th century, farmers pushing west found Millbury's hills and waterways perfect for farms and small industries. The opening of the Blackstone Canal in 1828 allowed Millbury to market its wares to the nation. The Waters family produced guns in Armory Village, and Asa Waters II built his stately mansion downtown. Millbury inventors had a hand in perfecting the lathe, thermometer, and telegraph. By 1910, Millbury was an industrial powerhouse, producing shuttles for the weaving industry, woolen goods, and the finest chisels and machine tools in America. The mills, boasting over a century of innovation and experience, drew investors and workers eager for a share of the American dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738592664
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/08/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
912,395
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Chris Sinacola, an editor with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and a member of Millbury's bicentennial commission, uses photographs from the Millbury Historical Society and Millbury families to tell of the farmers, laborers, and tradesmen who helped build a nation. Millbury is the story of a hardworking town whose industrial and cultural heritage is felt even today.

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