Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City

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In the late nineteenth century, P.T. Barnum was known worldwide for his traveling circus, but to the city of Bridgeport he meant much more. The city's mayor and benefactor, Barnum was also a mastermind at urban planning. Thus, amid Bridgeport's growing industrial factories, orchestras played from the bandstand at Seaside Park and bucolic hills surrounded Bunnell's Pond. In this collection of narratives, Eric D. Lehman captures the city's natural beauty and richly eccentric history. From the brave women of the Black Rock Lighthouse to war heroes of 'the nation's arsenal', from 'the tiniest general', Tom Thumb, to the tragic death of Jumbo the elephant, these are the best stories from Connecticut's 'Park City.'
ISBN: 9781596296169
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Images: 45
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Eric D. Lehman teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and is the president of the Bridgeport chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. His essays, reviews, poems and stories have been published in dozens of journals and magazines, and his previous book, Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City, was released in 2009 by The History Press. Travel writing is his passion, whether he is hiking the Inca Trail in Peru or fly-fishing the rivers of Connecticut. He lives in Hamden with his wife and two cats.
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