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Stories and Tips Milton

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The Public Library

Written by hermion on 28 Jun, 2001

The Library system originally started in the late 18th century as a private library; patrons paid a subscription fee to belong and to be able to borrow books. In the early 19th century the town voted to establish a public library system by acquiring the…Read More


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Milton Academy

Written by hermion on 28 Jun, 2001

Milton Academy, arguably the finest private school in the country, was established in 1798 with Christopher Greene as the first Headmaster. Its first building stood behind the First Church Unitarian and was finished in 1806. The school later moved about a mile away onto some…Read More


First American Railroad

Written by hermion on 27 Jun, 2001

The first American Railroad began in what is now East Milton Square. It was built to carry granite from the nearby Quincy quarries to build the Bunker Hill Monument. Rails of granite were laid from the point of origin (now obscured by the building of…Read More


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The First Church Unitarian

Written by hermion on 28 Jun, 2001

This church was built in 1787 on Canton Ave. It originally was a Congregational Meeting House. The steeple on the ground was recently removed for repairs, but beyond it one can see the Childrens Church. Here the young members of the congregation would hold their…Read More


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