Legendary Locals of Allston-Brighton, Massachusetts

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Arcadia Publishing, 2013 - History - 127 pages
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Throughout the history of Allston-Brighton, individuals have dreamed, struggled, and created a remarkable piece of American culture. Legendary Locals of Allston-Brighton features people representing an amazing mix of talents and activities, sometimes with far-reaching effects. In response to a plea from George Washington to feed his army, father and son Jonathan Winship I and II created what became Allston-Brighton's thriving cattle industry that remained part of Allston-Brighton until the mid-20th century. David Stoia, the present-day owner of Boston Lock and Safe, succeeded his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather in the company, which can be traced back to Colonial times. Intriguing stories continue with Boston poet laureate Sam Cornish, owner of Sunset Grill and Tap Marc Kadish, owner of Cafe Brazil Valter Vitorino, state representative Kevin Honan, award-winning documentary filmmaker Liane Brandon, owner of Mr. Music Sal Barone, artist Richard Salvucci, Olympic gold medalist Harold Connolly, and baseball great Ted Williams. These images and narratives of the legendary locals of Allston-Brighton represent a vibrant community of Boston."
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
CHAPTER TWO Business and Trade
19
CHAPTER THREE Builders and Defenders
43
CHAPTER FOUR Community Supporters Activists and Healers
49
CHAPTER FIVE Historians and Preservationists
67
CHAPTER SIX Authors and Academics
75
CHAPTER SEVEN Lawyers jurists and Clergy
83
CHAPTER EIGHT Artists Athletes and Entertainers
93
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About the author (2013)

Linda Mishkin is vice president of special projects for the Brighton-Allston Historical Society. The foreword was provided by William Marchione, renowned local historian and the former president of the Brighton-Allston Historical Society.

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