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Windsor Locks

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Windsor Locks by Leslie Matthews Stansfield
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Transportation has always played an important role in Windsor Locks, a Connecticut River town in the north central part of the state named for the canal locks built here in 1829. Expansion continued after the arrival of the railroad in the late 1860s; today, the town is an aviation center with an international airport and an important air museum. Windsor Locks explores the one-hundred-fifty-year-old town through vintage images and lively narrative, into which are woven stories of the past drawn from interviews with longtime residents. Interesting historical details include New England's first Christmas tree, created on a local farm when, in the German custom, a Hessian soldier decorated a tree; and the first female governor to be elected in her own right, Ella Grasso, born and raised here.
Release date Australia
October 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Arcadia Publishing
Pages
128
Dimensions
171x235x13
ISBN-13
9780738513232
Product ID
28252146

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