Framingham Legends and Lore

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-01
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Just Hours After the "shot heard 'round the world" marked the start of the American Revolution, the news from Lexington set alarm bells ringing in Framingham. Minutemen from the town rushed along the road to Concord to help cut off the retreat of British troops. In Salem, where dozens of women were accused of witchcraft, Framingham's founder, Thomas Danforth, helped to end the hysteria and afterward provided sanctuary in Framingham for the families of the wrongfully accused. Staring down the barrels of British guns in Boston, Framingham native Crispus Attucks was one of the first to die for American independence. Though rarely in the foreground of history, Framingham pops up again and again as a backdrop to our nation's great historic episodes. With tales of pirate gold, hypnotized evangelists, blundering spies and bravery in battle, this captivating collection of historical episodes sets Framingham squarely in the spotlight. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface: Out of the Muck of the Pastp. 7
Native Americans and English: Frontier Life in Framinghamp. 9
Witches, Pirates and Speculators: Framingham Becomes a Townp. 27
Rebels, Rioters and Spies: Framingham in the American Revolutionp. 43
Thunder Sent from Heavenp. 65
Merchants and Abolitionists: Framingham in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 79
Reform and Recreation: Framingham in the Victorian Erap. 93
Framingham in the Twentieth Centuryp. 105
Afterwordp. 121
Bibliographyp. 123
About the Authorsp. 127
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