Rocky Hill

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Overview
Rocky Hill is a commercial center, and along with attractions like Dinosaur State Park and the nation's oldest ferry line, make it a popular New England tourist destination. Any great civilization would say the secret to success is easy access to a river, and the town of Rocky Hill is no exception. East of the Connecticut River, the waterway made Rocky Hill an active maritime center during the age of sail. As steam replaced sail, Rocky Hill’s role as a river port diminished. Farms grew, and the town became a thriving agricultural center. In recent years, Rocky Hill has become a residential community. Modern highways and a central location have contributed to the town’s growth and made it a commercial center, along with attractions like Dinosaur State Park and the nation's oldest ferry line making it a popular New England tourist destination as well.
Details
ISBN: 9781467104227
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 230
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Robert C. Herron is the Rocky Hill town historian. Mike Martino is past president of the Rocky Hill Historical Society and a noted local photographer and videographer. Mike’s photograph collection and that of the Rocky Hill Historical Society provide most of the images used in this book. The University of Connecticut, the Mystic Seaport Museum, the Connecticut State Library, and Jennifer Duff Creations also contributed.