Southbury (Images of America Series)

Southbury (Images of America Series)

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by Virginia Palmer-Skok
     
 

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The Southbury town seal reads, "Unica Unaque," which translates to "the one and only." The daughter of the former Ancient Woodbury was settled only fifty years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth and remains the only town in the United States with this name. Since the town's beginnings as a haven for religious dissidents from Stratford, it has drawn many groups

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The Southbury town seal reads, "Unica Unaque," which translates to "the one and only." The daughter of the former Ancient Woodbury was settled only fifty years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth and remains the only town in the United States with this name. Since the town's beginnings as a haven for religious dissidents from Stratford, it has drawn many groups and diverse personalities, from Nazis with the German Bund in 1937 to artists and writers, including Ilya Tolstoy, son of Leo Tolstoy. Through vintage images, Southbury describes the history of a town that started as an outpost of religious freedom and continues to inspire both visitors and residents alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738513164
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,201,911
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Author Virginia Palmer-Skok is a Southbury native and is the vice president of the Connecticut Press Club. Her parents inspired her interest in local history, and she has written this book as a loving tribute to her hometown. The images in this book were gathered from the collections of local residents and the Southbury Historical Society.

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Southbury (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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historical overview that makes approachable 'live' history through linkage of people and places shown in a visual manner