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How Needham Grew
An Overview of Our Town's History

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Native American Map
Illustrated by Stephen Brown, I am Nehoiden

Puritans Leave England

Puritans Arrive in the New World

Puritans Move to Dedham

Puritans Move to Needham

Needham Becomes a Town

Native Americans

Ox Cart School

Revolutionary War

Old Town Center

Railroad Comes to Town

First Parish Church

Revised and updated from the 1974 original (author and illustrator unknown).


Kathleen Martell, Instructional Technology Specialist
Needham Public Schools, Needham, MA
October 2005