Hingham: Four Centuries of History

Hingham: Four Centuries of History

by Ted Clarke


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The South Shore Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, maintains its early village charm and entices visitors with its historic greens and scenic harbor. Landing in Broad Cove, the earliest settlers brought inspiration for their new home from its English namesake, and the young village prospered and grew into an influential coastal community. Discover the Old Ship Meetinghouse, the oldest continually in operation; the story of President Abraham Lincoln's ancestor, who facilitated the British surrender at Yorktown; and the teeming coastal waters that have drawn generations of fishermen. Ted Clarke, one of Boston's most prolific authors of local history, deftly chronicles four hundred years of Hingham's unique past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609492519
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/20/2011
Pages: 126
Sales rank: 1,227,636
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ted Clarke's passion is history, especially Boston history and that of areas around Boston. He is currently working on his twelfth book, most of which are on local history or figure skating, in which he was a judge and national administrator. After years of teaching and journalism and three master's degrees, Clarke is somewhat"? retired but still spends a solid part of each day at his writing vocation. "I feel as though I've never retired, and yet I'm doing something I love to do, "? he says. "I've always enjoyed using words and telling stories, and here I do both. If you read my writing, I want you to get the story clearly but also enjoy the way it's told."? He has a forthcoming book from The History Press called South of Boston, part of a brace of books called "From Cape to Cape, "? which is in the works. He and his wife, Mary, live in the town of Weymouth, south of Boston, where he serves as chair of the historical commission. He has written and narrated five television productions on town history, winning, in 2010, the Massachusetts Historic Commission's award for his program on historic preservation. He also gives frequent talks, which may be arranged through The History Press."

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Early Hingham 9

Hingham in the Revolutionary Period 33

the Civil War John Andrew 41

The Evolution of Education 48

Notable Buildings and Sites 60

North Hingham 78

Fourth of July Festivities 90

Industry and Commerce 96

Hingham's Open Spaces 109

Planning for the Future 118

Bibliography 123

Index 125

About the Author 127

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