Winchendon, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

Overview

With Winchendon, author Glen Wheeler has compiled a dramatic new collection of photographs that depict life in and around Winchendon from 1880 to about 1940. With the aid of over 200 vintage images, readers see what Central Street, Waterville, Spring Village, and the Old Centre looked like at the turn of the century. Other scenes show how people dressed, the churches they attended, and the shops where they worked. The home of mills and small businesses alike, it seems Winchendon has always been driven by activity...
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Overview

With Winchendon, author Glen Wheeler has compiled a dramatic new collection of photographs that depict life in and around Winchendon from 1880 to about 1940. With the aid of over 200 vintage images, readers see what Central Street, Waterville, Spring Village, and the Old Centre looked like at the turn of the century. Other scenes show how people dressed, the churches they attended, and the shops where they worked. The home of mills and small businesses alike, it seems Winchendon has always been driven by activity and industry. Amidst these pages we can visit old-time markets, barbershops, druggists, and bookstores--places both familiar and forgotten. The toy business has been particularly important to this town; companies such as Morton E.

Converse and Mason & Parker Manufacturing helped Winchendon to become known as Toy Town. The 12-foot hobby horse made by Converse in 1914 continues to be one of the town's dominant landmarks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738554624
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/5/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,456,202
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Glen Wheeler is an antique collector and writer with a strong lifelong interest in local history. As we rapidly approach the twenty-first century, his new book helps us to connect our rich past with the fast-moving times of the present. This volume will certainly come to serve as a valuable reference for generations to come.
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