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A History of Longfellows Wayside Inn (MA) (Landmark) Brian E. Plumb

A History of Longfellows Wayside Inn (MA) (Landmark)

Brian E. Plumb

Published January 9th 2013
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Kindle Edition
202 pages
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Longfellows Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts, is the most venerable of all the old historic taverns still operating in America. Built three hundred years ago by the How family, it has witnessed Indian affairs, colonial wars and the coming ofMoreLongfellows Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts, is the most venerable of all the old historic taverns still operating in America. Built three hundred years ago by the How family, it has witnessed Indian affairs, colonial wars and the coming of the stagecoach, railroad and automobile. The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized it in verse with his 1863 collection Tales of a Wayside Inn, suddenly making it a desired destination for travelers. Longfellows romanticized description of the inn later so inspired Henry Ford that he purchased and restored the building and its surrounding three thousand acres. Join author Brian Plumb as he traverses the highways of New Englands history to discover the stories of Longfellows Wayside Inn.