Connecticut Mining (Images of America Series)

Connecticut Mining (Images of America Series)

by John A. Pawloski
     
 


The search for mineral wealth in Connecticut has spanned

more than 10,000 years of human history. It began with the

migration of Native Americans into the Northeast soon after the last Ice Age glaciers melted away. The natives used

materials for many of their tools, cooking vessels, and amulets. European colonists settled in what is now Connecticut in the

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Overview


The search for mineral wealth in Connecticut has spanned

more than 10,000 years of human history. It began with the

migration of Native Americans into the Northeast soon after the last Ice Age glaciers melted away. The natives used

materials for many of their tools, cooking vessels, and amulets. European colonists settled in what is now Connecticut in the early 1600s and immediately began searching for deposits of gold, silver, and precious gems. They soon learned that true wealth was not found in precious metals and stones but in the materials necessary to maintain life in their new world, such as iron, copper, and lead. The arrival of John Winthrop Jr. in the Connecticut colony in 1635 led to the discovery of many metal and stone deposits. This opened the door for the future United States to become an industrial giant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738545042
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
915,490
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


John A. Pawloski is the president of the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, a museum village dedicated to the preservation of industrial and agricultural technology. He also directs the association's mining history building. A geologist by training, Pawloski taught earth science for 33 years and lectures throughout the Northeast on geology, mining history, archaeology, and nature.

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