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History of Sudbury Told Through Vintage Images
Local historical society pens new book on this Middlesex County town.
Sudbury, located 20 miles west of Boston, was incorporated in 1639. It has a rich, unique history as one of the first colonial settlements. In 1676, it was the site of one of the major battles of the Indian War, called King Philip’s War. In 1775, Sudbury sent more than 350 men to Concord to stand up for liberty against the British.
Once known as the “carnation capital,” Sudbury still has two of the largest wholesale greenhouses in the state. Historic landmarks, including Longfellow’s Wayside Inn¬, made famous under the ownership of Henry Ford from 1923 to 1945, draw thousands of tourists every year.
The town attracts residents because of its natural beauty, stone walls, scenic roads, and history. Sudbury remained a small agricultural town until the 1950s and has become a desirable suburban town known for its excellent schools, attractive homes, and community spirit.
Highlights of Sudbury:
• Agriculture, military and transportation
• People, celebrations and recreation
• Sacred spaces and around town
The Sudbury Historical Society, Inc., a nonprofit corporation since 1956, has selected some of the best images from its extensive photographic archives to remember the past days and character of this community.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.