Peace Dale

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Sprawling mansions and granite buildings from the past arestill at the center of Peace Dale village life, but the town'shistory is more than just a tale of a privileged few. The legacyof the Irish and Italian immigrants who came to work in themills and stayed to build a way of life is as important in thecommunity today as the legacy left by the wealthy Hazard andRodman families. Discover these early residents of Peace Dalein a remarkable collection of images, complemented by the textof author and local historian Betty J. Cotter. From Peace Dale'sfamous arched bridges to the mom-and-pop stores that ring PeaceDale Flats, this unprecedented collection explores the memoriesof yesteryear. The photographs date from the mid-nineteenthcentury to the 1960s and were gathered from the collections ofthe Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, the Peace Dale Library,and local residents.
ISBN: 9780738590233
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Betty J. Cotter brings the images to life with a carefully researched and historically accurate text. A writer and editor for 16 years, she brings her affection for this Rhode Island community into a fitting tribute to its people. From the Hazards' and the Rodmans' lifestyles of splendor to the immigrants' struggle to make their way in a new land, Peace Dale uncovers the triumphs and sorrows of chasing the American dream. Join Betty J. Cotter in celebrating and preserving the memories of Peace Dale in an exquisite collection of photographs that is sure to be enjoyed for years to come. Take a trip back in time to discover a historic village still known for its New England beauty.