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By Patricia J. Fanning

prior to Norwood, Massachusetts grew to become a city in 1872, hardy settlers from Dedham left safety and luxury in the back of and commenced construction houses alongside the Neponset River and Hawes Brook. dwelling in a space nonetheless often called the South Parish, those hard-working electorate fought for his or her values in either the progressive and Civil Wars. town inspired and variety, increasing its essentially agricultural base till the group may perhaps boast a good, if ever altering, economic climate. filthy rich industrialists and working-class immigrants united to construct this New England city and to foster its development into the Norwood of this day: an important neighborhood that citizens are proud to name home.

Norwood: A background recounts tales of the visionaries produced right here, corresponding to Captain Aaron Guild, who "left plough in furrow and oxen status" to affix the April 19, 1775, conflict at Lexington. The formation and luck of the Civic organization and the sanatorium have been as a result perseverance of the public-spirited inhabitants, guided by means of the charismatic and pushed George Willett. Readers will become aware of how athletics helped positioned Norwood at the map, from the polo fields of W. Cameron Forbes to the reign of Roll-Land as one of many country's best roller-skating arenas. As stories of years passed by collapse to development, Norwood: A historical past additionally seems forward to new companies, that have within the footsteps of businesses corresponding to Winslow Brothers and Smith and the Norwood Press.

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