Athol, Massachusetts (Images of America) by Robert Tuholski Ph.D.

By Robert Tuholski Ph.D.

Nestled one of the hills of Massachusetts, 70 miles
west of Boston, Athol lies at the banks of the Millers River. First settled as “Pequoiag” in 1735 and included as Athol in 1762, the evolution of Athol from a sparse, agrarian payment to a bustling commercial group is a blueprint for the transformation of small-town the US. This interesting assortment provides a visible background of Athol on the sunrise of the 20 th century. Athol, Massachusetts
documents the alterations because the city built from an agrarian group right into a thriving production heart that harnessed Mill Brook and the Millers River to energy the early generators. via images, stereo playing cards, and postcards from a bygone period, this booklet offers a glimpse of what it was once prefer to dwell and paintings within the Athol of some time past. the pictures from years passed by permit either old and young to meander down dust roads alongside the move, and develop into witness to their celebrations and their leisure retreats on the fairgrounds, Silver Lake, and Brookside Park.

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