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In Wrentham, authors C. Gordon “Gog” Woodhams and Earle T. Stewart have crafted a fascinating, comprehensive portrait of this 22.6-square-mile,
325-year-old town. Illustrating the town from the post-Civil War to 1960, the authors examine a variety of topics, including the changes in the area’s geography and local transportation as well as the contributions made by famous residents such as Helen Keller. Compiled from personal collections and the archives of the Wrentham Historical Commission, this visual history contains over 200 rare and diverse scenes. See how the town changed as the horse and oxen were left behind for trains, and later, automobiles. Relive the big band era in the 1920s and 1930s with tantalizing scenes from the Lake Pearl Park and dance hall.
About the Author
Wrentham natives C. Gordon “Gog” Woodhams and Earle T. Stewart are members of the Wrentham Historical Commission, Mr. Woodhams since its inception in 1967 and Mr. Stewart for almost as long. Woodhams served as chairman of the Wrentham School Committee for 15 years and is Commission chairman. Stewart served as chairman of the Wrentham Historical Commission for 17 years, was a member of the Finance Committee for six years, a member of the Wrentham School Committee for ten years, and Selectman for nine years. Woodhams and Stewart helped author A Guide to Historic Wrentham, Massachusetts, published in 1993 by the Wrentham Historical Commission.