Old Saybrook: A Main Street History

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Here in this distinctive New England town, Main Street is the place to meet your neighbors, get a coffee, do your shopping, watch a parade, attend a concert, worship, vote or volunteer. And behind the familiar buildings is a colorful history. There’s the humorist who organized his neighbors to buy land and build a town hall that later became the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. The story of how the Monkey Farm got its name. The nighttime parade that draws thousands. And the heartwarming account of the shopkeeper who sent penny candy to students with good grades. Author Tedd Levy reveals the unique buildings, events, people and heritage of this distinctive thoroughfare.
ISBN: 9781467143417
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Brief History
Images: 68
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tedd Levy is a former educator who now devotes much of his time to writing about local history. He is the author or coauthor of Old Saybrook Postcard History (Arcadia Publishing, 2010), The Remarkable Women of Old Saybrook (The History Press, 2013) and the two-volume Lessons that Work: Ideas and Activities for Teaching U.S. History. He has written numerous articles for professional and general circulation publications on history, education and public affairs. He is a past president of the National and Connecticut Councils for the Social Studies, the cofounder of Connecticut History Day and an overseer at Old Sturbridge Village.
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