Plymouth, Connecticut (Images Of America Series)

Plymouth, Connecticut (Images Of America Series)

by Lani B. Johnson
     
 

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During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the town of Plymouth, Connecticut—formerly known as Northbury—was settled only by scattered groups of Indians and hearty newcomers from Europe. As time went on, however, the Town of Plymouth developed into an industrial community composed of nine organized districts: Plymouth, Greystone, Allentown, the

Overview


During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the town of Plymouth, Connecticut—formerly known as Northbury—was settled only by scattered groups of Indians and hearty newcomers from Europe. As time went on, however, the Town of Plymouth developed into an industrial community composed of nine organized districts: Plymouth, Greystone, Allentown, the Lakes, Pequabuck, Terryville, East Plymouth, and the Holt District. Residents of Plymouth were industrious and inventive from the very beginning. In 1793 Eli Terry founded the clock-making business that became the foremost enterprise in the town’s history, and in 1854 the expansion of the Eagle Lock Company fostered the development of Terryville. During the course of the nineteenth century, a plethora of smaller companies developed along the town’s many waterways, manufacturing everything from furniture to toys, plows, and hats. Plymouth, Connecticut chronicles the development of the town through the years with a remarkable series of vintage images and informative text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738564104
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,264,629
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Lani Johnson is a resident of Plymouth who has worked together with the Plymouth Historical Society to produce this volume. Many of the images have been borrowed from the historical society’s archives, but numerous others have been drawn from the collections of longtime residents.

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