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By John A. Dennehy

First settled in 1634, and included in 1640, the city of Braintree has a protracted and distinctive background. �Old Braintree,� which initially encompassed what's now Braintree, Quincy, Randolph, and Holbrook, used to be the birthplace of John Adams, John Hancock, John Quincy Adams, and Sylvanus Thayer. basically a farming neighborhood for nearly 3 centuries, Braintree was once additionally domestic to a few water-powered generators and companies, which prospered alongside the banks of the Monatiquot River. With the coming of the railroad within the mid-19th century, a number of production crops have been equipped close to South Braintree sq.. Farming and production have considering the fact that been changed by means of white-collar companies and retail institutions. considering the fact that international warfare II, Braintree has develop into domestic to a bigger and more and more various residential and enterprise inhabitants, due partly to its proximity to Boston and 3 significant highways. Braintree provides photos from the information of the Braintree ancient Society and comprises many formerly unpublished photographs.

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