Historic Tales of Manchester, Connecticut

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From the beginnings of a small town along the Hockanum River in the early 1700s, Manchester developed into a major manufacturing center with a unique history. Events, personalities and inventions have reached out from this central Connecticut city to touch homes across the nation. Common daily objects invented right here include shaving soap and the envelope. Industries essential to everyday life once dominated the town, including the Cheney Brothers Silk Company, Bon Ami Soap, a Pitkin family glass monopoly and many others. Local author and historian Robert Kanehl brings these forgotten treasures to light through the stories from his beloved newspaper column.
ISBN: 9781467148115
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 54
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A longtime newspaper reporter and teacher, Robert Kanehl has had a lifelong interest in history. This love of history has appeared in his classroom teaching as well as his writing. He has more than twenty years of teaching in both Maine and Connecticut. Besides this current book, Mr. Kanehl is the author of several young adult historical novels, including Murder in the Newsroom, Hannah’s Ghost and Facing the Fire. Mr. Kanehl is a member of the Manchester Historical Society, serving as the town’s museum guide and on the board of directors. He is the secretary of the Pitkin Glass Works Executive Board and writes a history of Manchester column for the Journal Inquirer newspaper. Robert Kanehl currently lives with his wife in Manchester, Connecticut.
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