South Middleborough: A History

South Middleborough: A History

by Michael J. Maddigan

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Overview

South Middleborough explores one of the major villages that comprise the town of Middleborough, Massachusetts. Michael Maddigan recounts the history of the town from its founding to present day. He includes the tale of Revolutionary War veteran Samuel Smith who attempted to halt the progress of the railroad by facing down a locomotive in 1848 and a feisty candy maker, Lucy Braley, who challenged Massachusetts' blue laws" in the 1960s. The town was initially settled as a Baptist community following King Philip's war and struggled through a personality conflict between its religious leaders who threated to tear the community apart."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609493622
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Maddigan has been involved in the field of local history and historic preservation for over thirty years. He has written extensively on the history of Middleborough and Lakeville, Massachusetts, and is the author of several books on local history, including South Middleborough: A History, " previously published by The History Press. He has contributed articles to numerous publications and his work currently appears in the Middleboro Gazette as the popular local history column "Recollecting Nemasket."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 The Foundations of a Community, I673-H 13

2 An Agricultural Economy Emerges, 1848-1872 35

3 The Peak of Lumbering, 1872-1902 49

4 The Automobile Arrives, 1902-1924 89

5 The Tourist-Based Economy, 1924-1966 115

6 South Middleborough Since 1966 159

Sources 179

Index 183

About the Author 189

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