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Walking tour will explore town’s economic legacy

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The town’s Historical Commission is holding a walking tour focused on the history of the local economy Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Commission member Jennifer Lecesse will lead the tour, which will look at the downtown commercial area, as well as the town’s rich history as a manufacturer of boots and shoes, electric clocks, and vanilla extract. The tour will begin at Town Hall. For more information, e-mail commission chairman Julie Nardone at historical@ashlandmass.com or call 508-380-8799.

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