Durham, Connecticut

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In Durham, Connecticut, captured moments of time afford a precious glimpse into the lives of the early residents of this small, central Connecticut town. Situated between Hartford and New Haven, Durham was a natural stopping place for many early travelers, but with its rich farmland and plentiful sources of water power, it quickly became much more. Given Durham's proximity to Yale University, most of its residents were very well-educated farmers. This resulted in a colorful social history and a beautiful collection of architectural styles along the main roads. Grand celebrations, patriotic and agricultural, are shown here as well as a pictorial progression through more that 200 years of life in rural New England. In the captions that accompany each picture, those familiar with the town will recognize names of local streets and landmarks and meet the people for whom the places are named. Those who only know Durham through the Durham Fair will gain insight into the beginnings of this very popular event.
ISBN: 9780738590080
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Durham Historical Society, founded in 1949 and charged with the preservation of Durham's heritage, presents this book as the celebration of the town's 300th birthday draws near. The society's photographic archives and the private collection of Francis E. Korn are the major sources for this presentation. Treasures from more obscure collections are also featured. Durham, Connecticut invites its readers to take a step back in time, free from the dusty trouble of attic research and the confines of the library.
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