Hidden History of Litchfield County

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Overview
Traces of Litchfield County's past are hidden in plain sight. Vestiges of long-abandoned railroad tracks crisscross the county while a decaying and unmarked cinderblock structure in Warren is all that remains of a cornerstone of national defense. All but forgotten today, a fire roared through Winsted in 1908, causing residents to flee their rooms at the Odd Fellows boardinghouse. In Bantam, art deco chairs made by the Warren McArthur Corporation prompted the War Department to order bomber seats from the company during World War II. Author Peter C. Vermilyea explores these and other obscure tales from the history of Litchfield County, Connecticut.
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ISBN: 9781626195776
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Connecticut
Series: Hidden History
Images: 80
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Peter C. Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, Connecticut, and at Western Connecticut State University. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he is the director of the student scholarship program at his alma mater's Civil War Institute. He is the author or editor of three books and more than a dozen articles and maintains the Hidden in Plain Sight blog, www.hiddeninplainsightblog.com. He lives in Litchfield with his wife and two sons.