Milton: A Compendium

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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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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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  • ISBN-13: 9781596293779
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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. Mr. Sammarco has taught history at the Urban College of Boston since 1996, where he was named educator of the year in 2003 and where he serves on the Leadership Council. His course, “Boston’s Immigrants,” was developed especially for the Urban College and its diverse student base, and his book Boston’s Immigrants was written to highlight the diversity of the city. He has received the Bulfinch Award from the Doric Dames of the Massachusetts State House and the Washington Medal from Freedom Foundation for his work in history. He was elected a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, is a member of the Boston Author’s Club and the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association and is a proprietor of the Boston Athenaeum. In his volunteer work, he is treasurer of the Victorian Society, New England Chapter, chair of the trustees of the Milton Cemetery, trustee of the Forest Hills Cemetery Educational Trust, board member and curator of the Milton Historical Society and a trustee of the Captain Forbes House Museum; he is also a Milton Town Meeting member from Precinct 5. He is past president of the Bay State Historical League and the Dorchester Historical Society, a former trustee and treasurer of the Milton Public Library, a past member of the Milton Historical Commission and has served as a corporator of the New England Baptist Hospital for a decade.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

1 Artists and Architects 17

2 Milton Architecture 33

3 Town Services and Development 45

4 Businesses and Businesspeople 57

5 Places of Education 73

6 Places of Worship 81

7 Streets, Estates and Sites 89

8 Fellow Miltonians 119

About the Author 159

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