Settled in 1639, established as the town of Redding in 1644, re-established as the new town of South Reading in 1812, the town changed its name in 1868. All anniversaries, but which is most significant?
Notes on this courageous woman: (Will be writing this up in finished form, but wanted to tell her story for Women’s History Month. Mrs. Margaret Hamilton Born in Rochester, New York in October 19, 1840, Hamilton had been educated by the Sisters of Charity (founded in 1809 by Mother Elizabeth Anne Seton). …
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Born in Wakefield, John Volpe became Massachusetts governor and U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Wakefield Native rose to
Supreme Allied Commander, NATO
The single largest employer in Wakefield during the first third of the twentieth century, the Harvard Knitting Mill at one time employed 20% of the mill workers in New England. Thought to be the first company to institute an employee profit sharing plan while still paying generous wages and also providing free medical services for…
A member of the Chicago Seven, a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr., and a lifelong pacifist, David Dellinger grew up in Wakefield