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Four years in the making, Life in Newburyport 1900-1950 reveals the blood, sweat, and tears of its citizens, and the ultimate successes they achieved during the formidable years of the twentieth century. Reassembled through news accounts, city documents, and the memories of its people, Life in Newburyport is a gift to the city and to its future generations.Included are: stories of the immigrants who settled in Newburyport, the sacrifices they endured, and the contributions they made to its future generations; The Great War and its effect on the city as captured by Newburyport author Minnie Atkinson; The exploits of Andrew "Bossy" Gillis who served three sentences in jail and six terms as mayor; The Great Depression and the WPA's role in relieving hardships; First-hand World War II accounts including Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, and Iwo Jima, honoring those who served and survived and those who never came home; Five vignettes featuring humanitarian Dr. Abby Noyes Little; healers Dr. Hurd, Dr. Snow, Dr. Daniel Leary, Sr., and Miss Burns; the Mosley family, a major benefactor to the city; noted Theosophist Mrs. Katherine Tingley; and Hanna Gillis, mother of "Bossy" and a leading entrepreneur.
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