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What Connecticut community has been known by the names Pootatuck, Coram, Ripton, and Huntington? Shelton has. Each name reflects a different period in the city's history and illustrates its growth from Native American settlement, to farming community, to industrial powerhouse, to the high-tech suburb of today. Uniquely situated along the Housatonic River, Shelton is a part of Fairfield County, as well as being historically connected to the Housatonic River Valley. Shelton speaks of leisurely days on the shores of the Housatonic, the bustling traffic and thunderous factories along the canal, and the labor of the sturdy farmers of White Hills. It contains recollections of school days, legends about a self-professed conscientious objector, and memories of the best church picnic ever. The book's two hundred-plus images include many from the treasuries of the Beardsley, Brewster, Jones, and Wells families-generations of whom have lived in Shelton-as well as never-before-published images from the archives of the Shelton Historical Society.
ISBN: 9780738510668
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Established in 1969, the Shelton Historical Society maintains the five historic structures that make up the Shelton History Center. Society curator Deborah G. Rossi and other members carefully researched and assembled the photographs and text of Shelton. Their enthusiastic endeavor succeeds beautifully in recording, documenting, and preserving the history and flavor of the place they call home.
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