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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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1865 1868 General Charles Jackson Paine bought 120 acres 100. The town subsidized the difference between expenses and income from poor farm sales. Residents were expected to help but provided little useful labor. 101. The first flagpole was erected in 1861 after the attack on Fort Sumter. The pole was located in front of First Parish Church. 102. Weston supplied 126 men during the Civil War, but not all were residents. To fill quotas, towns were allowed to enlist non-residents and pay bounties of $100 or more. 103. For a decade during the Civil War period, Weston had a "National Soldier's Home" for disabled soldiers, located on the John Quincy Adams Farm of some 400 acres at the intersection of South Avenue and Wellesley Street. 104. At the National Soldier's Home, up to 20 soldiers with war-related injuries or amputations occupied a dilapidated but "comfortable" old farmhouse, cared for by a superintendent and his wife. 105. The 12 men who died in the Civil War are commemorated on a marble plaque originally located in the old town hall, then in the old library, and now in the recently built addition to the present town hall. 106. In the 1860s, a second wave of well-to-do with banker and dry goods merchant James Brown Case. He built "Case House" in 1889. 107. At the time of the 1865 Massachusetts census, Weston had 181 farms with an average size of 53 acres. 63 s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e summer residents and gentlemen farmers began

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