Join authors Elaine Malloy, Daniel Malloy and Alan J. Ryan as they recount the history of Hopedale, Massachusetts through vintage images, some never before seen.
It began quietly in 1842 as a utopian community known as the Dale of Hope on farmland that was then part of Milford. The followers of Rev. Adin Ballou settled in that year, sharing a farmhouse and chores, as well as ideals and abolitionist inclinations. After the longest-running utopian experiment in Massachusetts faltered, however, the community underwent a dramatic renaissance beginning in the 1850s. Within a few short decades, the Draper family became a driving force-instrumental in the community's separation from Milford, incorporation as Hopedale and development as the cotton loom-making capital of the Industrial Revolution. Hopedale contains more than two hundred photographs portraying life, leisure, and community spirit in Hopedale from the 1840s to the early 1960s. Included are the town's industrial center, public buildings, parks, unique duplex housing, and ostentatious mill-owner homes. Hopedale depicts the town undergoing times of prosperity and facing floods and other disasters. It also examines the citizens working hard, enjoying time off, and displaying their patriotism.
Author: Elaine Malloy, Daniel Malloy, Alan J. Ryan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.34h x 6.54w x 0.36d
About the Author
Malloy, Elaine: - Hopedale resident Elaine Malloy is the former director of the Bancroft Memorial Library, a building now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks in part to her efforts. She also led the campaign for the restoration of Hopedale's graceful marble Statue of Hope in 2001. Daniel Malloy, a Hopedale native, is a historian and retired teacher. Alan Ryan is a member of the Hopedale Board of Selectmen and of the Hopedale Historical Commission.