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The South Shore is an intriguing mix of antiquity and modernity. The region’s first settlement, Plymouth, is a top tourist destination, as more than one million visitors flock to it annually. Quincy showcases the region’s Revolutionary War past, but even more of its fascinating sites are hidden behind an urban façade. Along windswept beaches and cranberry bogs, the varied terrain is unique and captivating. From the birthplace of Abigail Adams in Weymouth to the historical houses of Hingham and the Old Scituate Light, author Zachary Lamothe uncovers the stories behind some of the most notable people and landmarks in New England.
Zachary Lamothe grew up in a house built in 1752 and from an early age was always intrigued by local lore and history. Zack studied New England history and folklore while a student at Boston University, attaining a degree in American Studies. He is the editor of the website www.backyardroadtrips.com which features family-friendly places to go throughout New England with an emphasis on nature, craft beer, and history. A History Lover’s Guide to the South Shore is his third book on New England history and tourism. Zachary teaches in Marshfield; lives in Plymouth with his wife, two sons and a cat.