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Included in this collection are some of the earliestphotographs ever taken of Newtown. In addition, Newtownshows some of the earliest views of the outlying farmingand industrial communities such as Berkshire, Botsford,and Hawleyville. Many images also recall the town's careeras a resort town—from the earliest Main Street hotels tothe teahouses that sprang up as the automobile grew inpopularity. We also visit the summer recreation communitiesthat developed on Lake Zoar in the 1920s and 1930s. Awhole chapter deals with the pivotal role that the railroadplayed in the growth of Newtown. In addition, there isconsiderable coverage of the War Maneuvers of 1912, whichwere conducted all over the eastern portion of the town andfinally centered on Castle Hill just west of Main Street.Newtown includes many photographs newly developedfrom glass negatives and several recently discoveredphotographs of great significance. These are all beingpublished here for the first time by Mr. Cruson, a trusteeof the Newtown Historical Society, town historian, andpresident of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut.
ISBN: 9780738590219
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Over 200 fascinating images chosen by author Daniel Cruson bring to life nearly a century of Newtown's history from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War II. During this vibrant period the town underwent dramatic changes, and the images collected here vividly capture the people, places, and events that defined Newtown and continue to influence the town today.
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