Celebrating 150 Years as “Arlington”

Parade passing old town hall, turning onto Pleasant Street, 1867

On June 17, 1867 residents rejoiced at public observances for the town’s re-naming as Arlington, opening a new chapter of its identity after 60 years as the independent town of West Cambridge.


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