Backwoods Inauguration

It's Also History

It’s also History: Tales & Tidbits from Alan’s Archives

Alan Foulds is a local historian who has written several historically related articles in addition to his book, “Boston’s Ballparks & Arenas.” He is a major contributor to the writing of “At Wood End.” Mr. Foulds is also Reading’s Town Moderator.

Before serving, elected presidents must first take the oath of office. Since the beginning of our nation, six communities have played host to the ritual – five large cities and one very small New England town. Listen to hear how a village of less than 700 residents was once the site of this iconic transfer of power.

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