One of America’s oldest communities, Quincy has been renowned through time for both its people and its natural resources. Both John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams served the United States in multitudinous ways, including as President. The sentiment for Revolution ran right through the city, fueling the fires that erupted into the War for Independence.
In quieter days, Quincy settled into a long period of granite extraction for use in construction of monuments like the Women’s Memorial to the victims of the Titanic disaster in Washington, D.C., and the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston.
As building styles changed, the granite industry waned, but Quincy never wavered. At the beginning of the twentieth century, shipbuilding became the industry of choice, as the local yards turned out ships of war for many nations, as well as some of the country’s earliest submarines. And there was more: Howard Johnson’s started in Quincy, as did Dunkin’ Donuts. Although ‘old’, Quincy rejuvenates itself when historical forces call for change.
235 x 165 mm
15 November 2013
92 black-and-white and 92 colour photographs
After retiring form her professorship in history to her family home on Cape Cod, Joan Maloney discovered the riches of the Cape’s history in its artifacts and manuscripts. She is the author of two books about Harwich.
Carole DeChristopher is a former social worker who shares this enthusiasm for recalling the Cape as it was and for paddling its crystal clear ponds as they are.