One morning last month, I settled into a chair with a cup of French Roast in Porches’ living room. A book on the history of North Adams caught my eye… flipping through it, I saw photos of a thriving manufacturing city. From the Gilded Age to the post-war era, North Adams had vibrancy typical of a place where business thrived and families took root. When MASS MoCA stepped into the footprint of the Sprague Electric plant, the city was reborn – it now flourishes again as a dynamic mix of arts professionals and artists, college staff and students, and IT specialists carry on the enterprising tradition of the city.
I looked on the events page on North Adam’s website and found a fun, free event on Saturday, June 20—Local Historian Paul W. Marino is presenting an “entertaining historical walk” around North Adams. Participants are warned to “be prepared to have your ears talked off!” I’m thinking this could be an early Father’s Day excursion with dad… (Meet on Veazie Street at 2:30PM; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
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