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West Boylston, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

Overview

West Boylston is located at what was the junction of the Quinapoxet and Stillwater Rivers and the south branch of the Nashua River. The town's center developed here to take advantage of the waterpower for industry. In the 1890s, the state of Massachusetts recognized this abundance of water as ideal for a reservoir. In the late 1890s and early 1900s, the center of town and almost all the local industries were destroyed to create the Wachusett Reservoir, which began providing water to the growing city of Boston. ...
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Overview

West Boylston is located at what was the junction of the Quinapoxet and Stillwater Rivers and the south branch of the Nashua River. The town's center developed here to take advantage of the waterpower for industry. In the 1890s, the state of Massachusetts recognized this abundance of water as ideal for a reservoir. In the late 1890s and early 1900s, the center of town and almost all the local industries were destroyed to create the Wachusett Reservoir, which began providing water to the growing city of Boston. Only one building, the Old Stone Church, was allowed to remain. It still stands by the side of the water, providing one of the most picturesque views in all of New England. West Boylston tells the story of this town's history and how it has survived and flourished.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738539409
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank A. Brown, a director and treasurer for the West Boylston Historical Society, has a lifelong interest in history and architecture. For the historical society, he has edited and updated a history of the town, written several pamphlets, and worked on texts for lectures. Beverly K. Goodale, secretary and member of the board of directors of the West Boylston Historical Society, serves as chairman of the West Boylston Historical Commission and is a member of the bicentennial committee.
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