Wethersfield (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)


 

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Considered by many to be the state's oldest permanent English settlement, Wethersfield is referred to in the Connecticut Code of 1650 as ye most Auncient Towne. The town was established on the Connecticut River in 1634 and boasts a well-documented Colonial history, as well as an enviable array of historic homes and public buildings that illustrate three centuries of community life. The vintage images in Wethersfield testify to the town's more recent transformation from a rural agricultural hamlet of 2,700 in 1900 to a densely settled suburb of over 26,000 inhabitants today. Growth stimulated by an early transit system, affordable suburban development, a thriving Hartford job market, and subsequent urban redevelopment pulled and pushed hundreds of new families into Wethersfield during a century of prosperity and progress.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738563459
ISBN-10: 0738563455
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: November 24th, 2008
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)