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Middletown, Connecticut (Images of America Series)

Middletown, Connecticut (Images of America Series)

by Robert Hubbard, Kathleen Hubbard
     
 

In 1650, Middletown earned its name due to its location halfway between the mouth of the Connecticut River and the first Connecticut settlement of Windsor. The town grew from a key Native American village to become a major seaport and the wealthiest town in Connecticut by the mid-1700s. In the early 1800s, as international disputes adversely affected Middletown's

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In 1650, Middletown earned its name due to its location halfway between the mouth of the Connecticut River and the first Connecticut settlement of Windsor. The town grew from a key Native American village to become a major seaport and the wealthiest town in Connecticut by the mid-1700s. In the early 1800s, as international disputes adversely affected Middletown's seafaring trade, manufacturing prospered. Factories turned out everything from ship hardware and textiles to sleigh bells and sidearms for Union army officers. Trolleys encouraged suburban expansion while railroads and highways greatly influenced commercial development. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many immigrants from Europe made Middletown their home. Today Middletown is perhaps best known as the location of top-ranked Wesleyan University.

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Title: Arcadia's Images of America: Middletown

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: Middletown Church & Community Examiner

Date: 10/21/09

Arcadia's Images of America: Middletown by Robert Hubbard, Kathleen Hubbard, Middlesex County Historical Society

In 1650, Middletown earned its name due to its location halfway between the mouth of the Connecticut River and the first Connecticut settlement of Windsor. The town grew from a key Native American village to become a major seaport and the wealthiest town in Connecticut by the mid-1700s. In the early 1800s, as international disputes adversely affected Middletown as seafaring trade, manufacturing prospered. Factories turned out everything from ship hardware and textiles to sleigh bells and sidearms for Union army officers. Trolleys encouraged suburban expansion while railroads and highways greatly influenced commercial development. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many immigrants from Europe made Middletown their home. Today Middletown is perhaps best known as the location of top-ranked Wesleyan University.

The book is available at the Middlesex County Historical Society for only $21.99!

Title: Nostalgic Book Release and Signing

Author: Ed McKeon

Publisher: The Middletown Eye

Date: 3/20/09

If you've ever wondered why Middletown has never been featured in one of those sepia-tint collections of old photographs issued in the thousands by Arcadia Publishing, wonder no longer, Images of America: Middletown will be released today, Friday March 20, in a book signing by authors Robert and Kathleen Hubbard (in conjunction with the Middlesex County Historical Society) at Broad Street books.

Middletown's history, with plentiful photographic illustration, has been handled readily previously in Liz Warner's fabulous, Pictorial History of Middletown.

The new book, like all Arcadia volumes, is a photo album with captions. But as with all Arcadia volumes, Middletown features photos rarely scene of everyday 19th and 20th century tableaux.

Title: Nostalgic Book Release and Signing

Author: Ed McKeon

Publisher: The Middletown Eye

Date: 3/20/09

If you've ever wondered why Middletown has never been featured in one of those sepia-tint collections of old photographs issued in the thousands by Arcadia Publishing, wonder no longer, Images of America: Middletown will be released today, Friday March 20, in a book signing by authors Robert and Kathleen Hubbard (in conjunction with the Middlesex County Historical Society) at Broad Street books.

Middletown's history, with plentiful photographic illustration, has been handled readily previously in Liz Warner's fabulous, Pictorial History of Middletown.

The new book, like all Arcadia volumes, is a photo album with captions. But as with all Arcadia volumes, Middletown features photos rarely scene of everyday 19th and 20th century tableaux.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738562131
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
725,207
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Hubbard is an associate professor at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, and Kathleen Hubbard is an educator in the Middletown school system. Both were born in Middletown and attended Middletown public schools. Most of the photographs in Middletown have been selected from the Middlesex County Historical Society's collection.

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