The Spirit of Phillipston

The “Spirit” of Phillipston can not be portrayed in pictures.It’s not the beauty of her rocks and trees, the peacefulness of the lakes and streams, the unspoiled rural countryside, or the purity of the air that creates “spirit.”It’s the personality of her people, past and present, that made her the town she is.And, as readers look at the pictures and read the stories, this “spirit” will be revealed.

. . Excerpt from The Spirit of Phillipston


Carole J. Gariepy
M. Jane French
Joan J. Johnson
8 3/4 in. x 11 1/4 in.
Pages: 352
More than 700
$30 plus shipping & handling

For three years, authors and Society members  Carole Gariepy and Jane French diligently interviewed residents and researched archives, unearthing the stories and photographs they present in this comprehensive history of the town of Phillipston.  Where photographs were not available, they called upon Society member and illustrator Joan Johnson for her help.
In 2007 The Society published the book with help from a grant awarded to the Society by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

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Books are also available at the following locations:

The Red Apple Farm
Highland Ave.
Phillipston MA 01331

The Kitchen Garden

P.O. Box 396
268 Baldwinville Road
Templeton, MA 01468