Picturesque Worcester

Picturesque Worcester

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... of the villages clustering about Fitchburg was so small that it needed only one " store." This was located up town near the site of the Sentinel oflice. latitude specially conducive to longevity. But Fitchburg, in addition to its full share of well-preserved old people, has one veteran whose vitality and whose eagerness of activ-ity, would seem to indicate that he drank daily at some spring of magical power to invigorate. This young old man is Alonzo P. Goodridge, who lived on what remains of the old farm, from which, in the growth of the city, lot after lot has been sliced to build upon. The old homestead is on Summer street. Mr. Goodridge is not only able to walk about his house and grounds, but he wants to be busy; and not only that, but he delights in doing hard work. And visitors who call to ask him in reference to people and things of the old days at Fitchburg find him, while ready with courteous answers to their questions, and willing to give them a few moments, still de The merchandizing in this " store" was done by Francis Perkins, who " delt in " dry goods, groceries, light and heavy; nails and other hardware, axes, plows, scythes, rakes and other implements; Yankee notions, drugs and the few patent medicines then on the market. This Perkins, as "Uncle Lon " is quite sure, became "forehanded." Fitchburg, whose litigations of to-day furnish field for a dozen disciples of Blackstone, had then but two lawyers. These were Calvin Willard and John Shipley. Their town, which now confesses to an ambition farm County of Worcester, with Fitchburg for the capital of the new shire, had not then dreamed of becoming even the headquarters of a " half shire," as now it is....show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851064
  • 9781236851062