East Brookfield: Baby Town of Massachusetts: 1920-2020: One Hundred Years a Town

East Brookfield: Baby Town of Massachusetts: 1920-2020: One Hundred Years a Town

by Heather Gablaski

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Overview

This history of the youngest town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was written in celebration of East Brookfield's 100th Anniversary. This book includes history of the area from the time of native settlers and the first English settlers who founded Quaboag Plantation and then the town of Brookfield. This is followed by a description of life in the "Easterly Village" of Brookfield and the events leading to the creation of East Brookfield as an independence town. Each section of the town is examined through newspaper accounts, town records, personal anecdotes and other historical records. Key events and businesses in the development of the town up to 2019 are included as are a variety of personal narratives and social media posts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578612492
Publisher: Heather Gablaski
Publication date: 12/20/2019
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction .............................................................................................page 4

Chapter 2: Early Inhabitants .................................................................................... page 7

Section 1: Pond Dwellers ................................................................................ page 10

Section 2: The First and Second Settlements at Brookfield........................... page 15

Section 3: Life in the Easterly Section ........................................................... page 29

Chapter 3: Separation ............................................................................................. page 67

Chapter 4: Our Town: Then and Now .................................................................... page 75

Section 1: Town Center ....................................................................................page 77

Section 2: Lakes ............................................................................................ page 113

Section 3: The Flats ...................................................................................... page 136

Section 4: Podunk ........................................................................................ page 144

Chapter 5: Notable Events and People ................................................................. page 161

Section 1: Notable Citizens ........................................................................... page 162

Section 2: Podunk Sends a Tree to New York City ...................................... page 182

Chapter 6: Development in the late 20th and Early 21st Centuries..................... page 187

Chapter 7: Remembrances .................................................................................. page 204

Section 1: FaceBook ..................................................................................... page 205

Section 2: E.B. Historical Commission FaceBook Page .............................. page 213

Section 3: Journals, Notes, and Interviews ................................................. page 218

Section 4: Newspaper Clippings .................................................................. page 226

Chapter 8: In Summary ....................................................................................... page 237

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