by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

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Dorchester by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

Dorchester was settled in 1630 by Puritans from England, and for over two hundred years it remained a small farming community. However, the arrival of the Old Colony Railroad brought first a flood of wealthy new residents from the city of Boston, and soon a second wave of newly-arrived immigrants who introduced a new diversity and vibrancy to the area.

Renowned local historian and author Anthony Mitchell Sammarco has brought together more than two hundred compelling images of the town of Dorchester, showing the events, places, and faces that defined Dorchester during the exciting period between its annexation to Boston in 1870 and the early 1920s. The photographs show a community which has constantly embraced change and diversity without losing its sense of tradition and pride in its heritage. They bring to life the history of such neighborhoods as Meeting House Hill, Grove Hall, Codman Square, Pope's Hill, and Neponset, showing buildings long gone and many that are still familiar features of the local landscape, as well as busy streetscenes and images of Dorchester residents at work and play during fifty key years of the town's history.

The images are accompanied by informative and entertaining captions by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco, who believes strongly that when it comes to history, "you've got to make it fun." This new book will certainly bring much enjoyment to all those who know and love Dorchester.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439616154
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Series: Images of America Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 54 MB
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About the Author

Anthony Mitchell Sammarco is a noted historian and author of more than forty books on the history of Boston and surrounding cities and towns, including three other titles on the history of Dorchester. Sammarco teaches history at the Urban College of Boston. Charlie Rosenberg, who collaborated with Sammarco on four other titles in the Then & Now series, took the modern photographs.

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