Southwick Revisited

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Southwick, a traditionally agricultural and recreational community, was known as the “south part” of Westfield before it was established as a district on November 7, 1770. Its soils have allowed many a farmer to make a living off the land. Connecticut Valley shade tobacco, broadleaf tobacco, and dairy farming have been staples for generations. Water from the Congamond Lakes has powered gristmills, sawmills, and powder mills. Its spring waters assured quality ice to be harvested during the winter and made it a mecca for fishing, boating, and swimming in the summer. The historical photographs in Southwick Revisited depict these and other themes that have been a part of the community’s rich heritage.
ISBN: 9781467106283
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historian Lee David Hamberg has compiled a new selection of old images that complement its sister volume, Around Southwick, which was published by Arcadia Publishing in 1997. He is a past president of the Southwick Historical Society, Inc., which owns the Southwick History Museum, and is a restoration carpenter at Old Sturbridge Village, New England’s largest living history museum. This book is written for the Celebrate Southwick 250 Committee in celebration of Southwick’s 250th anniversary, with all author proceeds going to the Southwick Civic Fund.
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