Situated along the scenic Connecticut River, East Hartford was once part of the city of Hartford until the town successfully separated from the city in 1783. To this day, East Hartford has continued to grow both grow culturally and economically.
In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, readers will enjoy looking at the smiling Silver Lane pickle logo, the trains, trolleys, historic buildings and special events that make up East Hartford’s past.
Johnson hopes the book will “bring back fond memories to its readers, and that younger generations will learn new things about East Hartford's rich historical past.”
Highlights of East Hartford:
• Features never before seen vintage photographs from both public and private collections
• Covers a large period of time, from the 1600s through the present
• Includes information about East Hartford’s aviation and railroad histories
• Showcases Platt and Whitney’s contribution to the town, nation and world
A portion of the profits from the sale of the book will go to East Hartford Rotary Club scholarships for local high school students.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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