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Through the centuries, Richmond soil has supported everything from forest to farms to fairways. Long ago, textile mills were strung along the waterways and more than a dozen one-room schools dotted the landscape. In Richmond, rediscover those bygone places and other cherished scenes: country churches, farm boys, mill employees, state road crews with their horses, ladies in elegant hats, small-town doctors hurrying out in early automobiles, and Richmond boys in baseball and army uniforms. Meet schoolteacher Florence Richmond, legislator Lucy Rawlings Tootel, Civil War veteran David Kenyon, historian Eleanor Smith, and clothier Chet Sherman. Explore the villages of Carolina, Usquepaugh, Tug Hollow, Arcadia, Hillsdale, Wyoming, Alton, Woodville, and Wood River Junction. These people and places make Richmond a rural treasure.
ISBN: 9780738549026
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kirk W. House's earliest memories are of growing up in Richmond on Route 138 in the village of Wyoming. A graduate of Chariho High School and Rhode Island College, he has also published Hopkinton and several aviation titles with Arcadia Publishing. He is a member of the Richmond Historical Society and the Hopkinton Historical Association.
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