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Somerville: The Somerville Number of a Series Devoted to the Illustration of Certain of the Cities and Towns Adjacent to the City of Boston and the Presentation, in Brief Accompanying Text, of Some Suggestive Facts Concerning Their Advantages and Developm by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Somerville: The Somerville Number of a Series Devoted to the Illustration of Certain of the Cities and Towns Adjacent to the City of Boston and the Presentation, in Brief Accompanying Text, of Some Suggestive Facts Concerning Their Advantages and Development For many years after the settlement of these parts the territory w occupied by the City of Somerville was a part of Charlestown regarded as a comparatively unimportant outlying district of the older town. When in 1656 rights of pasturage hereabouts were granted to then residents of Charlestown the gift of prophecy was as rare as ever and ne could foresee that on these meadows and wooded hills was the site of a future city destined to secure such remarkable residential and industrial development. It was t until 1842, and after considerable opposition, that the growing community obtained its separate existence and control of its own neighborhood affairs. There had been, however, happenings in the locality of importance to the colonies and the nation. On the present Washington Street corner of Dane has been placed a tablet which states that John Woolrich, Indian trader, built near this place in 1630 - the first white settler on Somerville soil. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.