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Home to the world's largest bobsled—nicknamedthe "Uncle Sam"—and the birthplace of scientists,artists, writers, and even a vice-president of the UnitedStates, Farmington has a history as fascinating as it islong. The efforts to create this amazing photographichistory began when members of the FarmingtonHistorical Society agreed upon a unique way tocommemorate the 1998 bicentennial of the town'sincorporation. By compiling this unparalleled collectionof over 200 images—many never before published—theyhave achieved their goal of preserving the powerful pastof this New Hampshire community.Beginning in the late 1700s as an agricultural village,young Farmington encompassed a dozen small businessesand had fifteen dwellings at its center. In subsequentyears it became a pioneer town in the development ofthe shoe industry, with upwards of seventeen factoriesemploying over 2,000 people during peak years.
ISBN: 9780738590363
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Hampshire
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Farmington Historical Society members have spent many long hours combing local archives and private collections to discover lost or forgotten images of the town in the days of yesteryear. It is their wish that these photographs will bring many hours of reminiscence and sharing to readers both young and old.
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