In 1633 Dorchester was the greatest town in New England, Boston being but a suburb. The first Dorchester settlers arrived from Devon, Dorset and Somersetshire, England. This book contains historical addresses, parade rosters, poems, and photographs of notable homes and prominent citizens. In addition to early events such as Dorchester's part in the Indian Wars, the building of the first grist mill, and the story of John Eells, the first settler, there are also accounts of more "modern" activities, such as sailing regattas, athletic games, and the gentlemen's driving club race.
James H. Stark
(1907), 2001, 5½x8½, paper, illus., index, 119 pp.