In the late 1700s, settlers flocked to South Middleborough, Massachusetts, for the tall white pines that fed a booming lumber industry. Despite this early promise, residents struggled with frequent fires, financial losses and bitter debates within their young community. This engaging volume charts the history of South Middleborough from its early years, with stories of the contentious ministry of Reverend Ebenezer Jones and the original Hell's Blazes Tavern, into the twentieth century with memories of Wareham Street's "milk shake king" and feisty candy maker Lucy Braley. Join historian Michael J. Maddigan as he reveals the fascinating history of South Middleborough and pays tribute to the indomitable spirit of a New England village.
South Middleborough: A History
Author: Michael J. Maddigan
Publisher: The History Press, 2011
Paperback, 192 pages, maps, illustrations (b/w), 6 x 9 inches