Abington by Sharon Orcutt Peters

By Sharon Orcutt Peters

Throughout Abington's background, its important place among Boston and Plymouth has been a vantage element that has been mirrored in either paintings and play. it really is Abington that supplied the white-oak planks for the USS structure, and the town's Island Grove Park had nationwide value in the course of the abolitionist circulation. Abington was once based and equipped round the generators after which grew with the days to develop into a focus for the thriving shoe undefined. Many filthy rich industrialists and capitalists have left their mark with brick and mortar. Their mansions nonetheless line the streets, and their lives formed Abington forever.

Abington provides an illustrated portrait of what it used to be wish to dwell and paintings within the city throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It offers shiny photos of the townsfolk, the shoe factories, and the previous roads via Abington. The publication comprises pictures of John L. Sullivan, heavyweight boxing champion, and of the Buffum vehicle, outfitted on Centre Avenue....

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Ellen (Welch-Gould) Brunstrom worked in the restaurant from the time she was in the fifth grade until she was a junior in high school. She had this to say about one of the restaurant’s most popular guests: “As far as John L. ” This photograph offers an aerial view of Griffin’s Dairy. The Griffin family purchased the farm in 1925–1926. It started out as a dairy farm with chickens, pigs, and cows. In the 1930s, a riding stable was added. The heifer barn (in the back) was built from trees that had fallen during the 1938 hurricane.

Eight MILITARY, FIRE, AND POLICE The Veterans Memorial is located between the Frolio school and the American Legion building on Washington Street. The monument is dedicated to Abington veterans who served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. Dr. Joseph A. Valatka began his medical career in Abington in 1944. In 1953–1954, he served in the medical corps in Korea, where he was promoted to major. Members of Old Colony Commandery, Knights Templar No. 15, stand on Brighton Street on April 20, 1896.

Pictured here are Susan Durand (left) and Jean Lothrop. Dr. George Whiting was a native of Abington for 81 years. He was one of the founding members of the Abington Historic Commission and a trustee of the Dyer Memorial Library. Whiting treated Abington patients from his home for more than 55 years and spent his life doing good works for others. John Wheatley, the town moderator for 29 years, served as the moderator of the United Church of Christ. He was also the district attorney for Plymouth County during the 1950s.

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