Remembering Norwood: Win Everett's Tales of Tyot

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The History Press, 2008 - History - 128 pages
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Long ago, when Norwood was only virgin forests and streams, the Neponset Indian tribe christened the region "Tyot"-a place of waters. The name lingered on the tongues of residents long after their home was renamed and the advent of railroads opened up the region once enclosed by rivers and lakes. As rugged farmhouses dotted the plains and Puritan spires rose above the trees, the sleepy Tyot blossomed into the bustling community of Norwood. Decades later, journalist Win Everett preserved Norwood's colorful history in his column "Tales of Tyot." With stories of haunted taverns and superstitious soldiers, influenza and the industrial age, Everett profiles the fascinating people who left their marks on the pages of Norwood history. Available for the first time in a single volume, these articles bring three centuries of history to life through the artful voice of Norwood's beloved storyteller. Book jacket.

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Foreword by Patricia J Fanning PhD
Four Periods of Growth in the History of Norwood
Spires Rise in Tiot
farms to faCtories
The Cars Come to Tiot
Just Plain folks
An Irishman Looks at Liberty
Wild Steer Escapes and Keeps Town in Terror for Days

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Heather S. Cole has a M.A. in history and a B.A. in English. She is currently Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Studies Project at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and runs their state-wide public history project: The Mass Memories Road Show ( She has more than 10 years experience in higher education, including positions in media relations, research, international education and library/archives administration. She has also worked and volunteered for several Boston-area museums and archives. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Norwood Historical Society, produces local history programs for Norwood Public Access Television and regularly lectures and writes on local history topics.

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