New Milford

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New Milford is located in western Connecticut, in the lower portion of Litchfield County. The originalinhabitants of the area were the Potatuck who, along with other tribes, retreated as settlement of the region began—the first in the county being in Woodbury in 1672. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the land that later became New Milford was purchased from the Indians, and the first settler, John Noble, arrived from Massachusetts and built a home here in 1707. As the centuries progressed, so did the town. New Milford became a business center with many mills, shops, taverns, and other services.In stunning images and clear narrative, New Milfordtraces the history not only of the town itself but also of many of the families whose names are an integral part of the community, among them the Bostwicks, the Heacocks, and the Kings. The book follows the development of the town—its industry, such as New Milford Pottery, its educationalfacilities, such as Canterbury School, and its familiar places, such as the Wayside Inn.
ISBN: 9780738504506
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Frances L. Smith has lived in New Milford for thirty years. Historian for the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, she is a research genealogist, a member of the New Milford and the Brookfield Historical Societies, and the owner of Proud Heritage Association. In her area she has been honored as Outstanding Woman of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year. Her poetry is listed in the National Library of Poetry. It is her hope that “recalling yesterday's photographs will give birth to many forms of expression.”
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