Scituate: Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

Overview


One hundred years ago, the people of Scituate proudly boasted not only of living in the coastal town but also of inhabiting the various villages--among them Greenbush, the West End, North Scituate, the Harbor, Scituate Center, Egypt, and Humarock--that comprised their community. Taming the four cliffs of Scituate, the townsfolk harnessed wind and wave to power their mills, scoured and scraped seafloor rocks to gather valuable moss, and outlasted some of the most powerful storms ever to hit the New England coast....
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Overview


One hundred years ago, the people of Scituate proudly boasted not only of living in the coastal town but also of inhabiting the various villages--among them Greenbush, the West End, North Scituate, the Harbor, Scituate Center, Egypt, and Humarock--that comprised their community. Taming the four cliffs of Scituate, the townsfolk harnessed wind and wave to power their mills, scoured and scraped seafloor rocks to gather valuable moss, and outlasted some of the most powerful storms ever to hit the New England coast. Images of America: Scituate takes us on a tour of Dreamwold, "Copper King" Thomas W. Lawson's beautiful country estate, and through the villages to meet the endless list of interesting people who lived there, from Henry Turner Bailey, the U.S. delegate to six International Art Congresses, to Uncle John Brown, celebrated as "the Oldest Man in Scituate." Along the way, we patrol the beaches with the surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service under the shining beacons of Scituate and Minot's Lights coming across the wrecks of the Columbia and the Etrusco.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738504292
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/1/1900
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,436,707
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author


Members of the Scituate Historical Society work hard on a daily basis to keep alive the history of the town through maintenance and interpretation of its most cherished historic sites. Among them are authors Dave Ball, Fred Freitas, John J. Galluzzo, and Carol Miles, who have written several books on South Shore history, including Arcadia's Images of America: Hull and Nantasket Beach; Warnings Ignored! The Story of the Portland Gale of 1898; and Night of Terror at Buoy No.4: The Fairfax-Pinthis Disaster. Join them as they turn their collective knowledge to a study of the town of Scituate c. 1900, taking us on a trip through the amazing history of one of America's oldest communities.
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