Remembering Groton: Tales from East of the Thames

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Famous for its submarine base and centuries of maritime lore, Groton also has been home to some of Connecticut's most historic and heroic personalities. In this collection, meet the patriotic "Mother" Bailey, who handed over her petticoat on the spot when a soldier approached her for war supplies in 1812, and John Bull, the Eskimo who traveled from the Arctic to testify on behalf of whaling captain John Spicer. From the self-proclaimed prophetess Jemima Wilkinson, who founded her own religious colony, to the millionaire Morton Plant, who built the Griswold Hotel, hailed as "the finest summer resort in America," Remembering Groton highlights the people and events that shaped this Thames River town into the vibrant and industrious community we know today.
ISBN: 9781596295131
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 47
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Carol Kimball is a retired school teacher and freelance journalist who is the duly appointed municipal historian of the Town of Groton, CT (since 1985). She is a member of and active in local historical societies in Mystic River, Noank, Groton, Groton Bank, and Stonington. Her previous books include The Poquonnock Bridge Story (1984), The Groton Story (1991), and Historic Glimpses: Recollections of Days Past in the Mystic River Valley (2005). She is the co-author of two “Images of America” books for Arcadia Publishing: Groton (2004) and Groton Revisited (2007).
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