Braintree (Images of America) by John A. Dennehy

Braintree (Images of America) Author: John A. Dennehy
eBook Title: Braintree (Images of America)
ISBN10: 0738572470
ISBN13: 978-0738572475
Language: English
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (April 12, 2010)
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Size ePub vers.: 1763 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1300 kb
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First settled in 1634, and incorporated in 1640, the Town of Braintree has a long and distinguished history. “Old Braintree,” which originally encompassed what is now Braintree, Quincy, Randolph, and Holbrook, was the birthplace of John Adams, John Hancock, John Quincy Adams, and Sylvanus Thayer. Primarily a farming community for almost three centuries, Braintree was also home to a number of water-powered mills and businesses, which prospered along the banks of the Monatiquot River. With the arrival of the railroad in the mid-19th century, several manufacturing plants were built near South Braintree Square. Farming and manufacturing have since been replaced by white-collar businesses and retail establishments. Since World War II, Braintree has become home to a larger and increasingly diverse residential and business population, due in part to its proximity to Boston and three major highways. Braintree presents images from the archives of the Braintree Historical Society and includes many previously unpublished photographs.

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