Historic Tales of Jamestown

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Discover the fascinating history of Jamestown, from tales of shipwrecks to summer days long past. The town was home to Camps Bailey and Meade, two training facilities for Union troops during the Civil War. When the steam ferries crossed the bay beginning in 1873, people traveled to the island to sample the town's leisure and entertainment opportunities. Beavertail Lighthouse and the breathtaking Clingstone stand as iconic landmarks long after their construction. After the Jamestown Bridge opened in 1940, suburban development on the North End mostly replaced the hotels along the waterfront. Local authors Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden reveal stories of Jamestown's past and evolution in this captivating collection of essays.
ISBN: 9781626199552
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Rhode Island
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 60
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Sue Maden is the archivist for the Jamestown Historical Society and a member of the collections committee. She is also a member of the publications committee for the Newport Historical Society. Rosemary Enright is president of the Jamestown Historical Society and the secretary for the Jamestown Planning Commission. She has served on the Jamestown Historical Society board for twelve years.
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