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Around Great Barrington, Massachusetts (Postcard History Series)

Around Great Barrington, Massachusetts (Postcard History Series)

by Gary Leveille


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Long before cell phones, Facebook, and e-mail, the penny postcard was an inexpensive, yet effective way to send brief thoughts and interesting images to friends and family. Today these vintage "snail-mail snapshots" are considered historic treasures, offering insight into our remarkable past. Startling changes have occurred in South Berkshire since the first picture postcards were mailed at the dawn of the 20th century. In Around Great Barrington, rarely seen views of Great Barrington, Housatonic, Van Deusenville, and nearby villages provide a fascinating portal into our past. Residents and visitors will find amazing sights and plenty of surprises inside this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738574769
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/23/2011
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,154,655
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Gary Leveille is a local historian, photographer, corporate copywriter, freelance writer, editor, and educator. He serves as a board member of the Great Barrington Historical Society and has written two other books for Arcadia Publishing, most recently Old Route 7: Along the Berkshire Highway.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Downtown 9

2 School Rules 35

3 Rails and Trails 41

4 Come to the Fair 57

5 Be Our Guest 65

6 Get to Work 81

7 Heaven and Earth 95

8 Home Sweet Home 103

9 Just for Fun 111

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