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Bristol, a shire town in the smallest county in the smallest state, is nestled between the Narragansett and Mount Hope Bays. Most of the town is surrounded by water, and its history lies therein. Bristol is ever changing, yet it manages to retain a small hometown character. This nostalgic postcard history of Bristol leads readers down dusty, mid-19th-century streets and into the bustling mid-1950s historic center. Today, people sail leisurely into Bristol's snug harbor, dock at the many public landings, and dine on the waterfront. Other visitors stroll down tree-lined streets, take in the many beautiful seascapes, or marvel at the aristocratic 18th-century homes built by wealthy merchants, slavers, and privateers.
ISBN: 9780738539218
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Richard V. Simpson, a native Rhode Islander, moved to Bristol in 1960 and lives with his wife in a Federal-style home built around 1810. Since 1992, Simpson has authored over 50 articles on various antiques subjects. This is his 12th published title and his 9th title published by Arcadia, including Bristol Volume I and Bristol Volume II.
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