Robbins Farm Park
A Local HistoryFrom the Revolutionary War to the Present
This book is a treasure trove of Arlington history, telling the fascinating story of the life of Nathan Robbins, gentleman farmer and true Yankee eccentric. It recounts how his beloved farm came to be preserved as an equally beloved Park, now well known for the remarkable views it affords of Boston. Oral histories, letters, newspaper articles, and over 65 illustrations and photos document the story of the Robbins' unusual marriage, his love for the land and a disappearing way of life he shared with the children who played there. This new edition includes new stories and pictures and brings us up to date. Written by FORFP founder and historian Oakes Plimpton.
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