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By the time it incorporated as an independent town in 1726, Kingston had, for a century, been the prestigious "North Precinct" of the Plymouth Colony, where Pilgrim leaders such as Gov. William Bradford and Dr. Samuel Fuller established their farms and second homes. Residents were granted authority by the Massachusetts General Court in 1717 to be set off from Plymouth and, in that year, Maj. John Bradford, grandson of the governor, gave the new precinct fourteen acres of what is now centralKingston.

Kingston documents the rich and varied cultural, social, and commercial histories of the town and its inhabitants through the sharing of a remarkable legacy of historical and topographical photographic images. Within these pages, you will see how early Kingston prospered because of the productive lands of the Jones River and its tributaries, how iron ore was mined in the town's bogs, and how some three hundred vessels were built in the Jones River yards in the nineteenth century. In Kingston, you also will learn of the Old Colony Railroad, which came to town in 1845, and of the railroad's first two presidents, local residents Col. John Sever and Alexander Holmes.

Author: Norman P. Tucker
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Published: 09/25/2001
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.68lbs
Size: 9.12h x 6.74w x 0.39d
ISBN: 9780738509389

About the Author
Tucker, Norman P.: - Author Norman P. Tucker has devoted his time and energy to the town as a member of the Kingston Historical Commission and the Frederic C. Adams Heritage Center Development Committee. He is also a volunteer and researcher in the Kingston Public Library Local History Room, working directly with the collections of historical photographs, lantern slides, and glass plate negatives, many of which illustrate Kingston.

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