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In 1633, explorers from Plymouth Bay reported the Windsor area to be "a fine place both for plantation and trade," and not long after, several groups of intrepid pilgrims established the first English settlement in Connecticut. The early settlers took advantage of the area's fertile river floodplains, extensive forests, and swift river currents. Windsor has grown from a remote outpost at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers into a thriving agricultural, commercial, and suburban community. Highlighting themes important to Windsor's history, this compelling visual survey portrays the traditional landmarks of a New England village: the meetinghouse and common green, field and forest, ferry and mill. It also reveals the faces of past residents engaged in their everyday lives at work and at play, in trouble and in celebration.
ISBN: 9780738554501
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Windsor Historical Society compiled this book to complement the town's 375th anniversary celebration in 2008. Most of the images are from the society's extensive collections. Preserving and interpreting Windsor's historical record provides vital connections to the past, a sense of belonging in the present, and fosters responsibility for the future.
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