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In North Attleborough, Bob Lanpher, Dorothea Donnelly, and George Cunningham have combined an exquisite collection of images with unique historical perspectives to tell the story of life in North Attleborough, Massachusetts. Separated from Attleborough in 1887, North Attleborough boasts a rich and colorful heritage. It was the home of Joe Martin, who served as Speaker of the House under Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is also the birthplace of the jewelry industry in the United States and the site of some of the earliest button manufacturers in this country.
About the Author
Lanpher, Donnelly, and Cunningham are all actively involved with the North Attleborough Falls Fire Barn Preservation Museum and Society, from whose archives many of the pictures in this marvelous collection have been drawn. The fire barn served the residents of the town from 1893 until 1977 and has since been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town’s support and enthusiasm for the preservation of local history is evident in its efforts to preserve the building, which now houses the chamber of commerce as well as the museum.