Wakefield revisited /Nancy Bertrand.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-258426

Description

127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm., Since its settlement in 1639, the town now known as Wakefield has enjoyed a rich and varied history. Wakefield Revisited celebrates the personality of this community. Featured are some of the town's most unforgettable characters; from 19th-century house painter Franklin Poole, who captured the town's character in a myriad of rare, precise oil paintings, to the fascinating strong women who played a major role in forging the personality of Wakefield. In these pages, the reader will visit nearly forgotten landmarks, buildings, and sites and rediscover the long-lost businesses and industries that made Wakefield "the most enterprising community north of Boston." Capping it all will be images of celebrations, from Grand Army of the Republic marches to the high school relocation procession to the town's trademark Fourth of July parade, which has evolved into the largest Independence Day parade in Massachusetts.--publisher.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Historic buildings
History
Buildings, structures, etc.

Originator

Bertrand, Nancy, 1952-

Publication

Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub.

Publisher Series

Images of America
Images of America.

Description

127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Since its settlement in 1639, the town now known as Wakefield has enjoyed a rich and varied history. Wakefield Revisited celebrates the personality of this community. Featured are some of the town's most unforgettable characters; from 19th-century house painter Franklin Poole, who captured the town's character in a myriad of rare, precise oil paintings, to the fascinating strong women who played a major role in forging the personality of Wakefield. In these pages, the reader will visit nearly forgotten landmarks, buildings, and sites and rediscover the long-lost businesses and industries that made Wakefield "the most enterprising community north of Boston." Capping it all will be images of celebrations, from Grand Army of the Republic marches to the high school relocation procession to the town's trademark Fourth of July parade, which has evolved into the largest Independence Day parade in Massachusetts.--publisher.

Notes

Gift of Robert Severy, January 4, 2011.

ISBN

9780738573793 (pbk.)
0738573795 (pbk.)

Call Number

Stacks F74.W1 B47 2010

Material Type

Pictorial works.

Places

Massachusetts Wakefield
Wakefield (Mass.)