Situated only forty miles north of Boston, Londonderry is one of the fastest growing towns in a rapidly developing region of New England. With the opening of Interstate 93 in 1963, the town's transformation from rural farming community to metropolitan suburb began. Today, as progress inevitably changes the appearance of Londonderry, the town strives to maintain its small-town appeal and rich agricultural heritage. In words and pictures, Londonderry captures the character of the town from the mid-nineteenth century through World War II. Included are early photographs of farms, homesteads, and taverns that have changed very little, and many more photographs of mills, churches, barns, and rail depots that disappeared years ago. Londonderry is also a record of people engaged in a more simple way of life-apple picking, collecting maple syrup, bringing in the hay, and tobogganing on Ela's Hill (now the site of a fast-food restaurant). Londonderry tells a fascinating story to be enjoyed by lifelong residents and newcomers alike.