Worcester, the "Heart of the Commonwealth", developed an extremely diverse industrial base.
This diversity was a magnet for drawing immigrants from all parts of the world to work in the industries and resulted in the development of many ethnic neighborhoods.
This immigration helped to fuel the growth that saw the city leap from 58,291 in 1880 to 179,754 in 1920.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Frank Morrill, a retired History teacher, is an active member of the local historical community. Hannah Morrill is a 6th grade student with a love of learning. She enjoys horseback riding, reading and piano playing. This is the second collaboration for the two authors, the first being Worcester Through Time published in 2013.
Publisher: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Images: 180 Color
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)