Bolton: Historic Tales

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Scrape the city off your shoes as you enter the town of Bolton, where both historic and natural heritage are remarkably preserved. In this panoramic view of Bolton's past, DePold retraces the footprints of Mohegan natives, pays homage to the natural, glacier-carved cathedrals of Bolton Notch and calls up the ghosts of the town's bluecoat boys, lost in the Battle of Antietam. Follow the long strides of Reverend George Colton across the fields of Bolton Heritage Farm and catch the ringing echoes of famous sermons by Jonathan Edwards, Bolton's first pastor. From rugged bullpunchers and lumberjacks to the sweethearts' custom of "bundling," from Revolutionary taverns to George Washington's eggnog recipe, these historical sketches will leave you with a lingering nostalgia for the old days of rural New England.
ISBN: 9781596295636
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 69
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Hans DePold is Bolton's “Town Historian,” and has participated actively over the years in town leadership in the Hartford area. He belongs to the Bolton Historical Society, and serves on the Committee of Correspondence for the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R) National Historic Trail. He is a frequent author of articles for the Bolton Community News, and has published articles for the Revolutionary Road Newsletter, maintained by the Connecticut Society of the Songs of the American Revolution. DePold also holds degrees in engineering and computer science.
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