To celebrate our 20th Anniversary (yes, it’s been that long) we are building the site anew, from the ground up. The timeline you see below is going to be populated with people, places and events from Attleboro’s history.
The following passages are from John Daggett’s “Sketch of the History of Attleborough” introduction, and fit so well with what I am trying to do, that I thought I would share them here.
This little work is designed principally for the citizens of this town. The subject is not presumed to be of sufficient interest to attract the particular attention of strangers. I have, therefore, entered into details and local descriptions which will not be interesting to readers in general, but only to those who are connected with the scene by association or locality….
…. I have labored to be accurate, but some errors have doubtless escaped the closest attention. If any should be observed, it will be esteemed a favor if those who have the means will communicate the correction.
John Daggett (1830)
Rehoboth North Purchase
It is impossible to discuss the early history of Attleborough without starting with the general history of Rehoboth. History tells us that 102 pilgrims landed in..Read more
Whereas there is a certain tract of land commonly called by the name of the North Purchase, lying within the county of Bristol, containing, in..Read more
North Attleboro Incorporated
Chap. 0412 An Act to incorporate the town of North Attleborough. Be it enacted, etc., as follows : Section 1 All that part of the..Read more