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Around Swanzey :Swanzey, Ashuelot, Winchester, Richmond, Fitzwilliam, and Hinsdale /Pamela Apkarian-Russell.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Apkarian-Russell, Pamela.
Publication
Dover, N.H. : Arcadia
Publisher Series
Images of America
Images of America.
Date
1996.
Description
"Nestled against the Massachusetts and Vermont borders are six New Hampshire communities largely unconnected with the rest of their home state. The picturesque bedroom and summer vacation communities of Swanzey, Ashuelot, Winchester, Richmond, Fitzwilliam, and Hinsdale all developed from industrial or agricultural economies, although this fact is less than apparent today. The factories have nearly all vanished, and so has the extreme wealth and glamorous lifestyle of former residents like playwright Denman Thompson. Routes 10 and 12 are still the main roads that connect these towns, however, and the Ashuelot River is slowly recovering from years of pollution in a return to its pure and natural state. In fact, the area's Old Homestead persona seems to have experienced a revival in recent years in the absence of major industry, and it becomes more and more important for residents and tourists alike to be reminded of the area's nineteenth-century economic development"--Cover.
127 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Notes
Gift of Susan Johnson, 2014.
ISBN
0738586609
075240427X
9780738586601
9780752404271
GUSN
305664
Call Number
Stacks F44.S97 A65 1996
Descriptive terms
History
Material Type
Pictorial works.
Places
New Hampshire
Swanzey (N.H. : Town)

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