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Dracut, a typical New England town with a brilliant but almost forgotten past, was founded in 1701, or 1702 according to the modern Gregorian calendar. A Yankee tradition grew up there side by side with the cultural heritage of many immigrant groups, and this early diversity distinguished the community from some of its neighbors. Dracut’s first landowner was John Webb, whose property was sold in the seventeenth century to the town’s first resident, Edward Coburn. Dracut men served valiantly in the
Revolutionary War, and many residents figured prominently in the fields of politics and business. This marvelous new photographic history of Dracut chronicles the contributions of many and puts into context the role of the town in the history of the United States.
About the Author
Dr. John Pendergast is a resident of Tyngsborough who spent much of his youth in Dracut. He is a member of the Dracut Historical Society and the author of the popular history of Lowell in the Images of America series. The rich collection of Dracut images and historical background that Pendergast presents in this book promises to awaken strong memories for many readers and help members of a younger generation understand more about a way of life that seems far removed from their own.