Remembering Old Abington: The Collected Writings of Martha Campbell

Remembering Old Abington: The Collected Writings of Martha Campbell

by Cann
     
 

During the early 1800s, Abington’s Smith and Shaw boys brawled their way to area fame. Legendary bare-knuckle boxer John L. Sullivan settled in Abington in the early 1900s. And on August 16, 1893, the community’s combative reputation was permanently cemented when over two thousand men fought in a pitched battle, the infamous “Railroad Riot,&rdquo

Overview


During the early 1800s, Abington’s Smith and Shaw boys brawled their way to area fame. Legendary bare-knuckle boxer John L. Sullivan settled in Abington in the early 1900s. And on August 16, 1893, the community’s combative reputation was permanently cemented when over two thousand men fought in a pitched battle, the infamous “Railroad Riot,” over a railroad’s disputed right of way through downtown.
In Remembering Old Abington, editors Donald Cann and John J. Galluzzo have painstakingly sifted through the best of Abington historical columnist Martha Campbell’s body of work to brilliantly recreate dramatic and colorful times in Abington, Rockland and Whitman. From shoemaking entrepreneurs to banking magnates, from historic properties and devastating fires to heated political controversies, each chapter delivers a full and lively depiction of colonial and nineteenth-century life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596293908
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
01/11/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Martha Campbell was born in Nashville in 1907. Campbell, who worked during World War II as a U.S. Army statistical analyst, earned a master’s degree in educational psychology and art education. Following the war she moved to Abington, where she served as the curator of the Old Abington Historical Society for twenty-five years. In addition, Campbell supervised the transcription of the Cyrus Nash papers, worked as the Plymouth County archivist, and wrote hundreds of historical columns for the Rockland Standard from 1965 to 1985.

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