Bristol, Rhode Island: Volume II

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During the 318 years since the town's founding, Bristolhas endured a number of severe natural disasters and otherdevastating trials, only to triumph in the end. At firstbombed, raided, and burned by the British, in later yearsBristol saw the collapse of her banks and the painful demiseof local industry. In addition, disastrous storms have poundedher shores, at one time destroying the town's commercialfleet. Through all this, however, Bristol has endured, atestament to the tenacity of the town's colorful citizens.From adventurous privateers and wealthy industrialists tohardy fisherman and skilled laborers, members of the Bristolcommunity have struggled and succeeded together.
ISBN: 9780738563893
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The richly textured visual history of the town of Bristol, Rhode Island, first set forth in the Images of America series in 1996, continues to unfold in this dramatic new volume. In this second book covering the Bristol renaissance, author Richard V. Simpson presents over two hundred fresh and compelling photographs with extensive captions.
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