Town Commons of New England, 1640-1840

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1961

GUSN

GUSN-169711

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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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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 86

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1961.051.183.002

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?

Date Notes

Volume 51, Number 183 (Winter, 1961)

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Record Details

Originator

John D. Cushing (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1961). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England