Burrillville Revisited

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This is the second Images of America book showcasing the rich history of the town of Burrillville. Incorporated in 1806, the town grew in prosperity because of the many woolen mills that sprang up along its rivers and streams. This photographic history tells the story of how Burrillville’s citizens lived and worked. One of the town’s most prominent mill owners in the 20th century was Austin T. Levy, who purchased the mill in Harrisville. This generous man gave back to the community and created better living and working conditions for his workers in extraordinary ways. Spring Lake is featured, with fascinating photographs showing the lake as a popular summer destination. Other topics covered within include floods, blizzards, hurricanes, parades, farms, and older forms of transportation.
ISBN: 9781467106610
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Betty Mencucci—president of the Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society, historical documentary filmmaker, gravestone conservator, and lifelong resident—has selected over 200 photographs from the archives of the society as well as private collections to tell the exciting history of Burrillville’s past. Mencucci has a deep passion for history and has spent countless hours researching and writing the captions to accompany the images that reveal the town’s story.
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