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Located at the confluence of the Yantic, Shetucket, and Thames Rivers, Norwich is known as the "Rose of New England." As a major seaport, it grew into a powerful manufacturing city due to its location on power-producing rivers. Yankee industrialists produced fine cotton, leather, brass, thermoses, and firearms. Self-sustaining villages developed around factories such as the Ponemah Mill, the Yantic Woolen Mill, and the Falls Mill. Vintage postcards from the 19th and 20th centuries depict the many sides of Norwich through images of its ways of life, places of worship, and social organizations.
ISBN: 9780738564678
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 211
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David Oat, an author and retired research scientist, is an active member of the Norwich Historical Society and Guns of Norwich Historical Society. Leslie Furrey is a media specialist for the Norwich public schools, and Dale Plummer is the Norwich city historian and a published author. William Shannon, a retired teacher, and Eric Beit, a member of the Norwich Historical Society and Norwich in Bloom Committee, are both members of the 350th History Subcommittee.
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