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Quincy A Past Carved In Stone Patricia Harrigan Browne

Quincy A Past Carved In Stone

Patricia Harrigan Browne

Published July 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780752402994
Paperback
128 pages
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Quincy, Massachusetts, is a historic and solid community whose first fortunes were made in the granite and shipbuilding industries. Its battleships and stone carvings have traveled the country and the world over, and the legacy of Quincys earlyMoreQuincy, Massachusetts, is a historic and solid community whose first fortunes were made in the granite and shipbuilding industries. Its battleships and stone carvings have traveled the country and the world over, and the legacy of Quincys early years is indeed carved in stone. Patricia Harrigan Brownes new visual history of this fascinating city chronicles its development from the 1870s through World War II in a series of remarkable vintage photographs. For many, of course, Quincy is a beloved and welcoming hometown community. Its natural charm and beauty hold great attraction- Quincys Houghs Neck was once considered one of the premier summer resorts in the United States. Ms. Brownes book contains photographs of beachgoers along the Quincy shore in 1916 and the building of the Neponset River Bridge, in addition to some especially moving pictures of the granite workers and carvers. Patricia Harrigan Browne is a local author whose columns appear weekly in The Milton Times. The images in this collection - many rare and previously unpublished - have been drawn from the collections of the Thomas Crane Library, the Massachusetts State Archives, the Quincy Historical Society, the U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum, and many generous private sources.