• Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
Stafford, nestled in the hills of Northeastern Connecticut, was settled in 1719. Originally an agrarian community, the town has a diverse history. The discovery of iron ore led to a thriving iron industry that produced various items, including cannons and shot for the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The mineral springs, long known to the Native Americans, became a destination location, attracting visitors such as John Adams, future president of the United States. Stafford hosted one of the earliest agricultural fairs in the state, which ran until 1969. The biggest influence on the town was the introduction of the textile industry in the early 19th century. As immigrants of many ethnicities came to town to work, Stafford experienced unprecedented growth and the population diversified. Stafford’s mills became major contributors to the country’s textile industry, particularly wool manufacturing.
ISBN: 9781467103695
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 210
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Rebecca Stocking Kraussmann, vice president of the Stafford Historical Society, has chosen images from the historical society’s photographic collection to create a visual history of the town. The Stafford Historical Society, founded in 1962, is dedicated to preserving and sharing the town’s history through exhibits and programs.
More About This Book