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April 4, 2013

Mysteries unveiled

Readers identify shoe workers in old photos

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The decline in Haverhill’s shoe industry began after World War II, when it became much cheaper to manufacture shoes in other countries. The industry died out locally in the early 1970s. Much of the city’s history has been preserved — except that of the faces, the people behind the shoe industry, the ones whose sweat made the industry work, Historical Commission members said.

The commission has three new members, bringing it up to its full complement of seven members, including two architects and an attorney. Members are: Chairwoman Carol Crowell, Kathleen Kimball, Edgar Movesian, Kerry Fitzgerald, Frederick Paris, Katie Lynn Greco and Matthew Juros.

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