Town Commons of New England, 1640-1840
- Collection Name
- Old-Time New England
- Collection Code
- Date Notes
- Volume 51, Number 183 (Winter, 1961)
- 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?
- Full Article
- Collection Type
- Description Level
- Additional Identification Number
Article ID: 86
- Reference Code
John D. Cushing (Author)
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
- Publisher Series
Old Time New England
- Place of Publication
- Publications Referencing This Collection
(1961). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.
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