To all Saugonians, near and far
from Bob Wentworth, Tom Sheehan and John Burns.
When "A Gathering of Memories"
was published, we had not thought of doing another book.
We have a book in mind now, and we'd like to tell you what
we hope to do and ask your help in doing it.
We've been hearing from a host of Saugonians since publishing
our book, and, listening to them, we have been persuaded to dedicate
a book exclusively on the people of Saugus 1900-2000. There were
people featured in "A Gathering," but only as one component
Our goal is to gather and flesh out a list of Saugonians of those
hundred years, including both those who have moved on in this
mobile society and those who have stayed here, to leave a record
of them for history.
This would include familiar names, those on the edge of being
forgotten and many not subject to being forgotten because we
will never be aware of them unless we make this effort.
We are looking for a broad spectrum of people: those whose lives
were given to service of every description; those who fared well
in the humanities and the sciences, in art, medicine, business,
academia, sports, etc.; and those who might be termed "ordinary"
who made their impact in their neighborhoods and the town by
their deeds, their personality, their character or even their
idiosyncrasies. The controversial figures among us should not
It is an imposing challenge, but worth the effort if the alternative
is to have a "history" of these years as little more
than sketchy memories of a handful of names and blank pages for
We need your help. Please send us your recommendations with brief
supporting statement. Self-nominations are welcome!
We'll contact you later for detailed material: text, photographs,
graphic material if applicable.
For a sample submission, click
30 Cliff Road
Saugus, Massachusetts 01906
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