Division! When Beverly Farms tried to separate from Beverly

Tuesday, December 107:15—8:30 PMConrad RoomFarms branch24 Vine Street, Beverly, MA, 01915

Join Nancy Coffey for an illustrated lecture on Beverly Farms’ attempt  to become a separate town in the 1880’s. It’s the saga of proud and disgruntled old Yankees, ambitious Irish-Americans, and summer residents looking for a tax dodge versus  the Beverly town fathers led by John I. Baker.  The tale includes the antics of an obstreperous Irish blacksmith, and creative bribery by respectable Boston Brahmins.  Come join the fun!

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