By Sharon Orcutt Peters
Throughout Abington's background, its principal situation among Boston and Plymouth has been a vantage aspect that has been mirrored in either paintings and play. it really is Abington that supplied the white-oak planks for the USS structure, and the town's Island Grove Park had nationwide importance in the course of the abolitionist move. Abington used to be based and outfitted round the turbines after which grew with the days to turn into a focus for the thriving shoe undefined. Many filthy rich industrialists and capitalists have left their mark with brick and mortar. Their mansions nonetheless line the streets, and their lives formed Abington forever.
Abington provides an illustrated portrait of what it used to be prefer to dwell and paintings within the city through the 19th and 20th centuries. It offers brilliant pictures of the townsfolk, the shoe factories, and the previous roads via Abington. The publication comprises pictures of John L. Sullivan, heavyweight boxing champion, and of the Buffum vehicle, outfitted on Centre Avenue....
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Bill Doughty, dubbed “the Mayor of Abington,” and his dog Matthew Joseph were a familiar sight as they walked up and down Washington and Adams Streets. Doughty’s nickname came about because of his strong interest in town affairs. He was a recipient of the Abington’s Best award, given for outstanding service and dedication to the town. John Cullen dressed each year as a leprechaun in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Selectman Joe Shea is seen marching in the parade in this 1995 photograph. Walter Easttey has lived in Abington since 1938.
Kate Kelley is a legacy in the town of Abington, and I am honored to share a page with her. For nearly three decades, she has written about those most special people who make our town what it is today. She is a historian in her own right, and her lifetime of work gives magical insight into the town and its people. Special thanks to my mother, Patricia Orcutt-Peters, and my brother Tom for their help in creating the layout of the book. Thanks also to my little cousin Rachel; her love of Island Grove is an inspiration.
One such path was a route from South Weymouth’s Great Pond area, which was already a formidable location of mills and settlements. Settlers coming from Weymouth, including our own Andrew Ford, built some of Abington’s oldest houses. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was still under the direction of England, and posts and land grants were doled out. Anne Bertie, England’s Countess of Abingdon and daughter of the Earl of Abingdon I, was said to have been instrumental in naming Gov. Joseph Dudley to his post.
Abington by Sharon Orcutt Peters