Stamford Sports, Connecticut (Images of Sports Series)

Stamford Sports, Connecticut (Images of Sports Series)

by Stamford Historical Society
     
 

At the turn of the 20th century, Stamford was fast becoming an industrial powerhouse, quickly earning its nickname of "The City That Works." As manufacturing boomed and drew thousands of immigrants to the city, sports clubs formed at an equally rapid pace. Stamford's large and thriving industrial league provided a means for those working six-day weeks to let off

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Overview

At the turn of the 20th century, Stamford was fast becoming an industrial powerhouse, quickly earning its nickname of "The City That Works." As manufacturing boomed and drew thousands of immigrants to the city, sports clubs formed at an equally rapid pace. Stamford's large and thriving industrial league provided a means for those working six-day weeks to let off steam productively and enjoyably. Stamford Sports covers the history of sports in Stamford from its earliest baseball and basketball teams in the 1890s through the burgeoning of sports of all types for everyone, brought on by the passage of Title IX in the 1970s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738598086
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/08/2013
Series:
Images of Sports Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
919,388
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

The photographs and stories here have been compiled from the Stamford Historical Society's photograph collection as well as contributions from individuals who have grown up and competed in Stamford. Tom Zoubek, curator and society director; Kathy Ciuci, its photo archivist; and Dan Burke, a society research volunteer, bring their love and passion of sports and their city to this endeavor.

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