|About the Book|
In Wrentham, authors C. Gordon aGoga Woodhams and Earle T. Stewart have crafted a fascinating, comprehensive portrait of this 22.6-square-mile,325-year-old town. Illustrating the town from thepost-Civil War to 1960, the authors examine a varietyof topics, including the changes in the areaas geography and local transportation as well as the contributions made by famous residents such as Helen Keller. Compiled from personal collections and the archives of the Wrentham Historical Commission, this visual history contains over 200 rare and diverse scenes. See how the town changed as the horse and oxen were left behind for trains, and later, automobiles. Relive the big band era in the 1920s and 1930s with tantalizing scenes from the Lake Pearl Park and dance hall.