When Rockland was king, shoes were its currency. As part of a seven-town shoe manufacturing district that saw its heyday between the 1880s and 1920s, Rockland helped make one quarter of all the shoes being worn on American feet during that time period.
The factory names represented the best the country had to offer: Just Wright, Emerson, Hurley Brothers, and more. Time has changed all that.
In Rockland Through Time, we return to those golden days through the collections of the Dyer Memorial Library and the Historical Society of Old Abington, and then fast forward to today, to see what has become of the buildings and homes that made Rockland the South Shore gem that it was.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Donald Cann is a ranger for the National Park Service's Boston Harbor Islands and the coauthor of ten books with John Galluzzo. John is a historian, naturalist, newspaper and magazine columnist and the author of more than 25 more titles on the history and nature of the region. Together they travel throughout New England lecturing on the region's fantastic history.