New Britain: Volume III

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As the millennium approaches, New Britain residentshave an additional reason to celebrate. The Year 2000marks New Britain‚'s Sesquicentennial anniversary of its incorporation as a town. The year of its founding, 1850, was indeed a pivotal year for this manufacturing hub located in the middle of Connecticut. New Britain was once a rural area dotted with blacksmith shops and mills, but quicklyevolved into a thriving manufacturing center. The dinof factory whistles and the continuous flow of the varied accents of immigrants soon enlivened this sleepy little town. New Britain‚'s rise in the manufacturing world is surprising, as the town is less than 14 square miles in size and originally had no large natural body of water nor a railroad runningthrough it. However, New Britain came to be one of the most important manufacturing centers in the country.
ISBN: 9780738500256
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Arlene C. Palmer, curator of the Local History Room at the New Britain Public Library and the official city historian, expertly guides readers through this remarkable photographic journey of New Britain‚'s past. Photographs compiled from the Local History Room, the Herald photo files, and private collections give a comprehensive view into New Britain‚'s rich history and enhance the experience of reliving the town‚'s evolution through time. New Britain Volume III is a reliable source for residents to trace their town‚'s colorful history, from its earliest roots nearly 150 years ago, through its industrial heyday, and into the 21st century.
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