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Winchendon (Paperback)

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With Winchendon, author Glen Wheeler has compiled a dramatic new collection of photographs that depict life in and around Winchendon from 1880 to about 1940. With the aid of over 200 vintage images, readers see what Central Street, Waterville, Spring Village, and the Old Centre looked like at the turn of the century. Other scenes show how people dressed, the churches they attended, and the shops where they worked. The home of mills and small businesses alike, it seems Winchendon has always been driven by activity and industry. Amidst these pages we can visit old-time markets, barbershops, druggists, and bookstoresplaces both familiar and forgotten. The toy business has been particularly
important to this town; companies such as Morton E.
Converse and Mason & Parker Manufacturing helped
Winchendon to become known as Toy Town. The 12-foot
hobby horse made by Converse in 1914 continues to be one of the towns dominant landmarks.


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738554624
SKU 204842337
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738554626
Release Date 8/8/2011
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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