For nearly two hundred fifty years, New Boston has been a wonderful combination of pioneering and industrious spirit, New England traditions, and picturesque landscape. This book describes the unique heritage of the Molly Stark Cannon; bicentennial homesteads that doubled as summer tourist destinations; natural oddities such as Frog Rock; and man-made sites such as an old military bombing range that is now used to track satellites. Why was New Boston known as the Gravity Center of the World? How did a single farm once supply the largest hotels in Boston with meat and dairy products? Historic photographs reveal a town steeped in tradition-on the farm; at work, school, or play; and during prosperous and troubled times.
About the Author
The New Boston Historical Society was formed in 1968 to carry on a tradition of recording a small New England town's rich and varied history. This book will remind present and future generations of New Boston's history so that it may be enjoyed and not forgotten.
Table of Contents
|1.||Clearing the Land||9|
|2.||The Molly Stark Cannon||27|
|3.||On the Farm||37|
|4.||In the Classroom||49|
|8.||The Gravity Center of the World||113|