Westford (Images of America) by Westford League of Women Voters, Ellen Harde, Beth Shaw
Westford (Images of America)
Author: Westford League of Women Voters, Ellen Harde, Beth Shaw
Title: Westford (Images of America)
ISBN10: 0738556572
ISBN13: 978-0738556574
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages:
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (July 1, 1996)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1772 kb
Size epub: 1799 kb
Rating: 4.4 ✪
Votes: 526
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
From its incorporation in 1729 through the late
nineteenth century, Westford, Massachusetts, was a farming community sparsely populated by families of English ancestry. But in the first years of the twentieth century, a significant change occurred in Westford when mills that had opened in the town‚’s Forge Village and Graniteville sections began to recruit workers from Russia, Poland, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, and Canada. Westford depicts what the arrival of the mills and the mill workers meant to the town and its evolution in the twentieth century. The book also describes the effect of the mills‚’ demise in the 1950s, and chronicles the town‚’s recent development into a very appealing bedroom community for workers in Boston.