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By Sharon Orcutt Peters

ISBN-10: 143961153X

ISBN-13: 9781439611531

Throughout Abington's heritage, its imperative situation among Boston and Plymouth has been a vantage aspect that has been mirrored in either paintings and play. it truly is Abington that supplied the white-oak planks for the USS structure, and the town's Island Grove Park had nationwide importance throughout the abolitionist circulate. Abington used to be based and equipped round the turbines after which grew with the days to develop 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 was once prefer to reside and paintings within the city through the 19th and 20th centuries. It provides bright photos of the townsfolk, the shoe factories, and the previous roads via Abington. The booklet contains pictures of John L. Sullivan, heavyweight boxing champion, and of the Buffum motor vehicle, outfitted on Centre Avenue....

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Shown at the 1997 grand opening of the new Abington Public Library are, from left to right, Helen Burgess, Nancy Reid, Jean Lothrup, Nancy Cannon, and Debra Grimmett. The children’s section of the library has a outdoor garden. The Burton L. Wales Room is the meeting place for the Abington Historical Commission. Dori Jamieson, assistant to the selectmen, holds up the new official Abington town flag. Until 1999, Abington shared its flag with Whitman and Rockland. The flag proudly hangs in the town hall, as well as the statehouse.

The store located at this intersection was Kals, owned by the Kalinowski family. Note that the road is unpaved but cleared of trees. The store burned down in the early 1970s. The Fourth Congregational Church, located at 33 Randolph Street, is shown in 1890. The church was built in 1839. The Sunday school wing was added in 1956. Beginning in 1972, the building housed Abington’s town offices and the public library. The former church was converted to Meetinghouse Corner Apartments in 2000. Open for business on North Avenue since 1905, Bemis Drug was originally located in the Standish building, where the church parking lot is now.

An anniversary week photograph shows the police force c. 1900. John F. Hollis was the chief of police at the time. The Memorial Arch at Island Grove is visible in the background. In 1969, Ted Kennedy gave a talk to students at what was then Massasoit College, now named Frolio. He is shown being escorted to his car by the Abington Police Department. To the left of Kennedy is Det. Fran Johnson. Chief J. Edward Murphy is at the upper left, and to the right is Tom Bowden. Chief Richard L. Franey waves from outside the police headquarters on Central Street.

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