When Rockland was king, shoes were its currency. As part of a seven-town shoe manufacturing district that saw its heyday between the 1880s and 1920s, Rockland helped make one quarter of all the shoes being worn on American feet during that time period. The factory names represented the best the country had to offer: Just Wright, Emerson, Hurley Brothers, and more. Time has changed all that.
In Rockland Through Time, we return to those golden days through the collections of the Dyer Memorial Library and the Historical Society of Old Abington, and then fast forward to today, to see what has become of the buildings and homes that made Rockland the South Shore gem that it was.
Donald Cann is a Rockland resident and a Park Ranger for the National Park Service’s Boston Harbor Islands National Park and John Galluzzo of Hanover is an author and historian specializing in the history of the South Shore of Boston. Together they have written numerous books on the communities of Old Abington, as well as Quincy Through Time, their first book for Fonthill Media.
Dimensions: 235 x 165 mm
Illustrations: sepia and color photographs throughout