Newton

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Arcadia Publishing, 1999 - History - 127 pages
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Incorporated in 1688, Newton has a history as

fascinating as it is long. Newton illustrates the city's development from a community of scattered farmhouses and five small villages in the 1830s to the Garden City of the Commonwealth one hundred years later. Newton's colorful history encompasses many unique features; not only was it one of the country's first railroad suburbs, Newton was home to the Stanley brothers of "Steamer" fame, to Gen. William Hull, whose reputation suffered during the War of 1812, and, briefly, to Horace Mann and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Newton, however, is best known not for the famous or nearly famous who lived here, but for some of the finest examples of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century domestic architecture in America.
  

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Contents

Before the Railroad
7
Trains and Trolleys
27
Suburban Living
51
4 Parks and Playgrounds
77
Serving the City
103
Acknowledgments
128
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About the author (1999)

Local historian and author Thelma Fleishman has compiled more than 200 vintage photographs from The Jackson Homestead, Newton's Museum and Historical Society, to bring us this lasting tribute to the people and places that have given Newton its unique character. Newton is a reliable source for residents to trace their city's history, from its earliest roots over three hundred years ago through the early decades of the twentieth century.

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