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Town Commons of New England, 1640-1840

SC001.1961.051.183.002 (RS13064)

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Collection Name
Old-Time New England
Collection Code
SC001
Dates
1961
Date Notes
Volume 51, Number 183 (Winter, 1961)
Abstract
Town commons are one of the best known features of New England, yet their origins are often shrouded in mystery and myth. They were not, as many people believe, used as pasture, nor were they the ornamental centers of towns. Then why and when did they originate, and why are they still found at the center of many New England towns?
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Collection Type
Serials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Article ID: 86
GUSN
169711
Reference Code
SC001.1961.051.183.002

Record details

Originator
John D. Cushing (Author)
Publisher
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Publisher Series
Old Time New England
Place of Publication
Boston, Mass.
Publications Referencing This Collection
(1961). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

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