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New Britain, Volume II

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ISBN-10: 1531636551

ISBN-13: 9781531636555

Edition: N/A

Authors: Arlene C. Palmer

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New Britain, Connecticut, is a city that almost didn't exist. In the mid-1750s, the settlers in this area separated from Kensington and founded the parish of New Britain with the establishment of the First Church. It was 1850 before parishioners incorporated as a town. Within twenty years, the town flourished and New Britain applied for and received a city charter. The people of New Britain then voted to incorporate as a city, but the historic motion passed only by the narrow margin of one vote! In this fascinating visual history, city historian Arlene C. Palmer examines the 125-year history of the "Hardware City," through rare photographs highlighting workplaces, treasured clubs and…    
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 9/1/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 130
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.902

Arlene C. Palmer has drawn from the collections of the Local History Room of the New Britain Public Library and from many private sources to create this wonderful journey into the past. New Britain is a treasure trove of information and memories that will be a source of reminiscence and recollection for older people and a voyage of discovery for the young.