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A new book, written by Shrewsbury Chronicle columnist and local historian, Michael Perna, Jr., entitled "Shrewsbury Through Time: has just been published.  The book, which is part of the new "America Through Time" series features vintage photographs of the town of Shrewsbury, followed by descriptive captions, then paired with a color photograph showing the same view as it appears today.  The contrast between the old, black and white photographs and the newer colored views is striking.  This format also allows current residents, many of whom are too young or new to the town, to remember the "old days", to see what the town looked like many years ago, before a small farming village with virtually no industry was transformed into the modern, vibrant community it has become today. 
Michael Perna, who has written a weekly history column for the Shrewsbury "Chronicle" for the past fifteen years, is a local historian and author.  His previous books include
"Remembering Lake Quinsigamond - from Steamboats to White City" (1998)
Inages of America: "Shrewsbury" (2001)
"Lake Quinsigamond and White City Park" (2004)
He is a retired First Sergeant, having served with the Massachusetts Air National Guard for thirty-six years and is currently the Chief of the Military Records Branch, Office of the Adjutant General, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  He is past President of the Shrewsbury Historical Society, a member of the Shrewsbury Historical Commission and served for many years as a member of the town's Historic District Commission.  He is a life-long Shrewsbury resident and a graduate of Shrewsbury High School's Class of 1968.
Contact Michael Perna at to place your order.
He will be happy to sign your copy and write a personalized message in each copy your purchase.
$19.95 each

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