CD: History of Easton, Massachusetts

CD: History of Easton, Massachusetts

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CD: History of Easton, Massachusetts - W. L. Chaffin. This large book covers a wide range of historical topics involving the town of Easton, Massachusetts, from its first settlement through the late 19th century. Subjects include the area's topography, Native American ownership of the land, the first white squatters and the early settlers, the town's involvement in the French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War, industries and professions, libraries, schools and colleges, roads, burial places, banks, societies, and politics. Much space is given to religious matters including the ministries of Elder William Pratt, Rev. Matthew Short, Rev. Joseph Belcher, Rev. Solomon Prentice, Rev. George Farrar, Rev. Archibald Campbell, Rev. William Reed, and Rev. Luther Sheldon, among others; the rise of religious societies for Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists; spiritualism; the establishment of specific churches such as the Swedish Church and the Adventist Church; and statistics for each denomination and church-going. 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 881 pp. 101-CD2405 ISBN: 078842405x