Marlborough

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Arcadia Publishing, 2003 - History - 128 pages
Marlborough tells the history of a town that is centrally located at the crossroads of Routes 495, 290, and 20. A busy commercial and political center, Marlborough today is a thriving community that still retains the tree-covered ridges and idyllic ponds from its early days as a Native American and Colonial settlement. With stunning images, the book illustrates the stories of firefighters capturing one of the abolitionists' symbols of freedom to obtain their own firehouse bell, the success of the shoe industry that brought three railroad stations and a trolley service to town, and the famous residents known for medical and industrial breakthroughs.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
At Work in Highland City
21
Running Center City
37
Shoe Town
53
Associations and Celebrations
73
How to Play the Game
93
Joie de Vivre
117
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About the author (2003)

Susan Alatalo has been researching the history and photographs documented in this book for fifteen years. A librarian at Marlborough Public Library, she has served on the boards of the Photographic Historical Society of New England, the Maynard Historical Society, and the Marlborough Historical Society. She is also the host and coproducer of the local access cable television series Historically Speaking, and she leads pedestrian, open-air trolley, and school bus tours of Marlborough and nearby communities.

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