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Cohasset by David Wadsworth, The Cohasset Historical Society, Cohasset Historical Society

First settled in the late 1600s and incorporated in 1770, the small seacoast town of Cohasset became an important center for fishing and shipbuilding during the great age of sail. As the maritime era declined in the late 19th century, wealthy Bostonians found Cohasset's cool ocean breezes, the natural beauty of its rockbound shoreline, and its protected coves and harbor ideal for summer recreation. Amateur and professional theater groups flourished in this summer colony. Through vintage photographs, Cohasset covers all this and more-seaside hotels and summer "cottages," village life and old-time merchants, patriarchs and politicians. Personalities abound, such as Philander Bates, a shoemaker who held almost every elected and appointed town office, and financier Clarence W. Barron, who entertained Calvin Coolidge at his Oaks Farm in 1925.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531620141
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/24/2004
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Curator for twenty years and now historian of the Cohasset Historical Society, David H. Wadsworth has been the town archivist and a member of the historical commission since 1979. Author of the Survey of the Historical Assets of the Town of Cohasset for the Massachusetts Historical Commission, he also has written many articles and essays on his hometown.\

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