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Roxbury and Bridgewater - (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 128

Genre: History

Series Title: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)

Book theme: State & Local, General

Author: Jeannine Green & Eileen M Buchheit

Language: English

Street Date: July 18, 2011
TCIN: 78569518
UPC: 9780738575353
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-0227


Title: History of Roxbury and Bridgewater Told Through Photographs
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date: 7/18/2011

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing s popular Images of America series is Roxbury and Bridgewater from local authors Jeannine Green and Eileen M. Buchheit. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

The histories of Roxbury and Bridgewater are intertwined, as both communities developed from settlement to ecclesiastical society to incorporated town. Both were once part of larger adjoining towns, with Bridgewater originally known as Shepaug Neck and Roxbury first named Shepaug Plantation. Shepaug is a Mohegan word meaning "rocky river" and was taken from the name of the river that runs through Bridgewater and forms Roxbury's western border.

While settlers first plowed the land, they also built homes, schools, and churches and constructed gristmills, blacksmith shops, hat factories, tobacco warehouses, taverns, and general stores. Townsmen mined iron ore and quarried stones in the hills. Over time, the horse and buggy gave way to railroads and automobiles as modes of transportation between the towns, while new inventions gave locals free time for entertainment and civic pursuits.

Highlights of Roxbury and Bridgewater:
The towns
The people
The settlements
Earning a living
Community spirit and traditions

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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