On a Cliff: A History of Third Cliff in Scituate, Massachusetts (Hardcover)

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By Lyle Nyberg, Janet Paraschos (Editor), Alix Stuart (Editor)
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This richly illustrated book is the first devoted to scenic Third Cliff, a magical meeting place of land, river, and sea, and to those who have called it home. It traces the transformation of seacoast Scituate from a colonial town of the 1600s into a summer destination of the 1900s, and the conversion of farmland into summer colonies.

  • The people, places, and stories of a notable community in a historic seacoast town
  • Home to amazing people -- farmers, golfers, Irish mossers, the first maker of portable houses, and the influential Welch family
  • Highly readable, over 300 pages of deep research
  • More than 140 images, some rare, with looks at and inside "Welch colonial" houses
  • Already acclaimed by academics, hailed by historians, and eagerly anticipated by residents

On a Cliff is the latest book from historian Lyle Nyberg, author of Summer Suffragists (2020). His work is published in the state's database of historic resources, and has appeared in magazines and newspapers. F For more about the author, or more about the author,

Product Details
ISBN: 9781735474557
ISBN-10: 173547455X
Publisher: Lyle Nyberg
Publication Date: December 11th, 2021
Pages: 342
Language: English