Quincy, Massachusetts: A past Carved in Stone (Images of America Series)

Quincy, Massachusetts: A past Carved in Stone (Images of America Series)

by Patricia Harrigan Browne
     
 

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Quincy, Massachusetts, is a historic and solid community whose first fortunes were made in the granite and shipbuilding industries. Its battleships and stone carvings have traveled the country and the world over, and the legacy of Quincy's early years is indeed carved in stone. Patricia Harrigan Browne's new visual history of this fascinating city chronicles its…  See more details below

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Quincy, Massachusetts, is a historic and solid community whose first fortunes were made in the granite and shipbuilding industries. Its battleships and stone carvings have traveled the country and the world over, and the legacy of Quincy's early years is indeed carved in stone. Patricia Harrigan Browne's new visual history of this fascinating city chronicles its development from the 1870s through World War II in a series of remarkable vintage photographs. For many, of course, Quincy is a beloved and

welcoming hometown community. Its natural charm and beauty hold great attraction; Quincy's Hough's Neck was once considered one of the premier summer resorts in the United States. Ms. Browne's book contains photographs of beachgoers along the Quincy shore in 1916 and the building of the Neponset River Bridge, in addition to some especially moving pictures of the granite workers and carvers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738537344
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
729,305
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Patricia Harrigan Browne is a local author whose columns appear weekly in The Milton Times. The images in this collection--many rare and previously unpublished--have been drawn from the collections of the Thomas Crane Library, the Massachusetts State Archives, the Quincy Historical Society, the U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum, and many generous private sources.

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