Legendary Locals of New Britain

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New Britain began in 1754 as an ecclesiastical society and farming village, and with few natural resources, was transformed into a modern industrial city by the time of its incorporation in 1871. Attracting waves of immigrant workers and entrepreneurs, this became a diverse but unified community in which people of all ethnicities worked together, served together in times of war, and even played together on the baseball fields. Legendary Locals of New Britain includes remarkable residents among the early inhabitants and settlers; the people and institutions that brought New Britain to cityhood; artists and entertainers; famous or leading immigrants; sports legends; and men and women who have otherwise made their mark on New Britain, the nation, or the world.
ISBN: 9781467101134
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 140
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With a bachelor of science degree in history and a master of arts degree in public history, Amy Melissa Kirby has spent several years bringing community-focused historical programs to New Britain. The most successful is “Timeless Tales of Fairview Cemetery,” produced in collaboration with the city parks and recreation department. She is also the founder and president of the New Britain Historical Society. Legendary Locals of New Britain is an example of her efforts to discover and celebrate the history of all residents of this great city.