Life in Newburyport: 1950-1985
by Jean Foley Doyle
published by Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2010
. . . Reassembled through accounts in the Daily News, city documents, pictures, and the memories of its people, Life in Newburyport, 1950-1985 is a gift to the city and to future generations. Included in these pages are:
- The Korean War: its affect on Newburyport, and the stories of those who served in the armed forces;
- The “last hurrah” of Andrew “Bossy” Gillis;
- Stories of those who served in the Vietnam War, and those of the anti-war movement;
- The struggle for historic preservation during the restoration of the downtown district;
- The stories of the controversy that ensued over the waterfront, including the views of the commercial interests, the Friends of the Waterfront, and those who supported an Open Waterfront;
- Five Vignettes featuring Special People, including George Cashman, John “Hacky” Pramberg, and Bill Plante; five favorite Dining Places, including Fowle’s, Webster’s, Taffy’s, The Grog, and The Park Lunch; Sports, including the statistics and highlights of the football, basketball, and baseball teams at NHS 1950-1985; Memories of Newburyport’s Neighborhoods and Schools; and Anecdotes, brief memories of earlier years, many of which were supplied by a group of Newburyport history buffs on Facebook.
ISBN: 978-0-9817898-6-6, Hardcover, 552 pages, illustrated, indexed.
Jacket Photo Art: Jon-William Brown
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