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Lancaster (Images of America Series)

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Incorporated in 1653, Lancaster is the oldest town in Worcester County and the earliest permanent settlement in the central part of the state. It is located in the beautiful Nashua Valley, and its center is near the “Meeting of the Waters,” where the north and south branches of the Nashua converge to form one stream that flows north to the Merrimack. It is also the mother town for several nearby communities, including Harvard, Bolton, Leominster, Sterling, Berlin, Boylston, West Boylston, and Clinton. Included in Lancaster are over two hundred vintage images with their exciting stories of the people, places, and landmarks that have contributed to the history of this great town. The book will take the reader on a historic tour to meet the wealthy and philanthropic Thayer family, Boston Brahmins who never lost their love for beautiful Lancaster on the Nashua, and to see their estates, which remain as elegant reminders of a bygone era. In Lancaster, the reader will learn of the Advent pioneers, who laid the groundwork for a small liberal arts institution known at first, simply, as “that New England school” and, later, as Atlantic Union College.

Indulging a love for local history, author Heather Maurer Lennon revisits her New England hometown, where members of her family have lived for five generations. She was fortunate to be able to use many images from the collection of the Lancaster Historical Commission in this nostalgic journey to a Lancaster of days past.

ISBN:9780738509044
FORMAT:Paperback
PUBLISHER:Arcadia Publishing
DATE:7/10/2001
STATE:Massachusetts
SERIES:Images of America
IMAGES:200
PAGES:128
DIMENSIONS:6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)

Lancaster Revisited (Images of America Series)

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Lancaster Revisited is an engaging look at this historic town located in the heart of New England. This book takes the reader on a tour of residential life, from cottages and town homes to lavish country estates of the Gilded Age. Glimpse places that vanished as Fort Devens annexed a portion of the town, and witness the devastation caused by the flood of 1936 and the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. Learn the poignant story of one of Lancaster’s hometown boys lost in World War II, and meet the father of the Nashua River Greenway plan. Vintage photographs depict the pleasures of small-town life, including two of Lancaster’s anniversary celebrations. Enhanced by insightful captions, these images bring to life memories of days gone by in this charming andpicturesque place.

Author: Author of Lancaster, Heather Maurer Lennon has a strong interest in preserving the heritage of her small hometown. She is a member of the Lancaster Historical Society and holds a master’s degree in English education from Fitchburg State College and a second master’s in library science from the University of South Florida.

ISBN:9780738537597
FORMAT:Paperback
PUBLISHER:Arcadia Publishing
DATE:7/27/2005
STATE:Massachusetts
SERIES:Images of America
IMAGES:200
PAGES:128
DIMENSIONS:6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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