Image from page 14 of "Leading business men of Spencer, Brookfield and vicinity;" (1889)
Publisher: Boston, Mercantile publishing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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^ HISTORICAL SKETCH OF SPENCEB. to make in the world, for it shows what brains, grit and hard work can do. IsaacProuty began to manufacture boots in 1820, being located in North Spencer, but in1855 removed to the village. He died in 1871, and, like Mr. Green, was succeededby his three sons. Other industrial enterprises, connected with the manufacture of
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boots and shoes, have gi-adually grown up, and the bulk of the population are moreor less engaged in this field of effort. The above cuts illustrate two elegant new buildings recently presented to thetown. The Sugden Library is the gift of Richard Sugden, Esq., while the HighSchool was presented by David Prouty, Esq. These buildings will serve not only asornaments to the town, but as leading monuments to the generosity and public spiritof the donors. The Spencer National Bank and the Spencer Savings Bank are^both excellentlymanaged institutions which have the entii*e confidence of the people and have beeninstrumental in promoting the interests of the community at large. __^ Spencer has not escaped in the past some of the effects of the business troubleswhich have overspread the nation, but her residents have given proof that they canprofit by failure as well as by success, and there is no town in the state enjoyingsimilar natural advantages, which apparently has a brighter future^to l
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