There are several historical items regarding Foxborough History which are available for purchase..Drawings
Foxborough, Gem of Norfolk County, The Making of America Series by Jack Authelet - Foxborough Historical Commission, Arcadia Publishing, 2001 - ($24.99 plus postage) This book tells the story of Foxborough. It is divided into the following chapters.
Glimpses of Early Foxborough by Jack Authelet - Published by the Foxboro Company, 1978 - ($25.00 plus postage) This book written on the 200th anniversary of Foxboro's incorporation describes the How Foxboro got its name from Charles Fox. The first Town meeging on June 29, 1778 in the Meeting House on the Common led to churches and school districts. The Dorchester School Farm, the oldest standing building in Foxboro contained 930 acres or nearly 1/12 of the town in 1709. Native American settlements is evidenced by a dolmen in the Gilbert Hill State Forest. Land Grants by the Mass Bay Colony was first awarded to William Jefferys in 1660. The Legend of the Tory Treasure is told with an illustrated map. The Norfolk-Bristol Turnpike opened in 1806, was a toll road from which commerce thrived. The story of Seth Boyden, inventor recognized by Thomas Edison is told. Mines and manufacturing, schools, mills storys are told. Rockland Farm by Charles and Mrs. Morse was a farm school to many boys from Boston. The reservoir on Power House Hill is depicted along with early 1900 Foxboro Historical Society Plans. The life of the most influential man in Foxboro's history Erastus P. Carpenter is documented. Many other stories and associated photos make this a "must-read" for those who study early Foxboro history.
Foxborough, Arcadias's Images of America Series by Jack Authelet - ($19.99 plus postage) This is a book of many old photographs. It shows how the Foxborough lived, worked, played, traveled, provided, worshiped, learned came of age and how they celebrated. It illustrates a self-contained Society. It is dedicated to those hearty pioneers whose determination turned a dream to reality; and to those who followed them to this special place, drawn by that same sense of community which has made Foxborough so unique. The photographs are arranged as much as possible to form a social comentary on life in Foxborough from the mid-nineteenth century through the town's sesquicentennial in 1928.
History & Directory of Foxboro, Mass 1890 by R.W Carpenter, reprint 1989 - Foxborough Historical Commission - ($12.00 plus postage)
Foxborough House Plaques - Foxborough Historical Commission - ($5.00 plus postage)
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