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This collection of photographs is composed of images of Concord Junction, Massachusetts during the 1870s, with scenes of quiet farmland, farmhouses, and dirt roads.  Other aspects of country life, such as working in the fields, relaxing in the natural surroundings, and railroad crossings are also depicted.  Concord Junction, or “The Junction” as it was sometimes called, was a settlement in the outskirts of Concord, MA.  It was named as such in the 1870’s, because four railroads converged in that area.  The town and industry developed around the tracks.   At a 1928 Town Meeting, the town was officially named West Concord.  Today it is known as West Concord Village.  If you have more information about these photographs, please use the comment feature below the digital images.

 

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