Canton is a town like so many New England towns. Its rich history extends back to Canton's early connections with the founding fathers. An expansive industrial center was made possible by superb water rights and one of the first railroads in the nation. Canton's history is enriched by its strong associations with patriots, industrialists, great thinkers, and doers. Within Canton are postcards and photographs that capture the spirit of enterprise and pride in the community.
About the Author
George T. Comeau is a local historian and attorney with a keen enthusiasm for all things connected to Canton. A passion for the Canton Viaduct and Paul Revere's copper-rolling mill helped define his interests at a very early age. He is a member of the Canton Historical Commission and the Canton Historical Society and has spent much of his life working toward preserving the history of his hometown. Many of the images collected in Canton represent more than 100 years of private collections and create a unique journey through Canton's history.
Table of Contents
1 At the Foot of the Great Blue Hill 9
2 Invited First by Hammer's Sound 23
3 A Record of Progress 41
4 Pro Bono Publico 55
5 Just Passing Through 71
6 The Path Between Houses 89
About the Canton Historical Society 127
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book gives you great details of all the great things and qualities of canton. It shows the history and all the great things. And the best part is that there is peronal interveiws with a lot of te Canton Citizens Of The Year! I reccomend this to any history loving town geeks!!