Naugatuck Revisited

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Naugatuck Revisited is an exciting new look at this historic Connecticut community. Settled in the early 1700s, Naugatuck was incorporated in 1844 and developed through the ingenuity of entrepreneurs who exploited its rivers and railroads. This volume includes images and stories of the borough's many notable luminaries, including inventor Charles Goodyear, resident and World Series Most Valuable Player Frank "Spec" Shea of the New York Yankees, legendary Hollywood fashion designer Adrian Gilbert, and the founders of the Peter Paul candy company, makers of Almond Joy and Mounds. Robert Redford spent time here preparing for the movie The Natural, and Senator John F. Kennedy made an early morning presidential campaign stop here on his way to Waterbury.
ISBN: 9780738536033
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ron Gagliardi is the former executive director of the Naugatuck Historical Society Museum and is town historian of Cheshire, where he resides. He is the author of Cheshire in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series. He has compiled Naugatuck Revisited from the archives of the Naugatuck Historical Society and other collections.
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