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Nestled between the Neponset River and the Blue Hills Reservation is the postcard-perfect New England town of Milton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1640, its gentle riverbanks were soon transformed by some of the first mills in the colonies, and later an industrial boom drew tides of immigrants from across the seas. Local author and noted historian Anthony Sammarco brings together a fascinating collection of his best columns from the Milton Times to chronicle the remarkable history of Milton. With stories of ...
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Milton: A Compendium

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Overview

Nestled between the Neponset River and the Blue Hills Reservation is the postcard-perfect New England town of Milton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1640, its gentle riverbanks were soon transformed by some of the first mills in the colonies, and later an industrial boom drew tides of immigrants from across the seas. Local author and noted historian Anthony Sammarco brings together a fascinating collection of his best columns from the Milton Times to chronicle the remarkable history of Milton. With stories of extraordinary residents such as the physician and artist Dr. William Rimmer and tales of local innovations such as the Granite Railway, Sammarco charts the evolution of this prominent town.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013842717
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Anthony Sammarco is a noted historian and author of fifty-seven books on the history and development of Boston. He commenced writing for Arcadia Publications in 1995, and among his books, Dorchester made the Boston Globe's Bestseller's List and has gone through numerous reprints. Boston's Back Bay in the Victorian Era, Boston's West End, Boston's South End, Boston's North End (and Il North End di Boston, in Italian) and The Great Boston Fire of 1872 are among his bestselling books. His three local books--Milton Then & Now (2004) and the co-authored books with the late Paul Buchanan, Milton and Milton Architecture--have been widely acclaimed.
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