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Essex (Paperback)

Author: Robertson, Dawn

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Essex is nestled on the Atlantic coast within beautifully preserved hills, forest, fields, and wetlands--but the serene landscape belies the town's rich history. According to tradition, the first Essex boat was built in an attic around 1660. Eventually, this shipbuilding industry would create a thriving town as it developed into one of the largest producers of fishing schooners in the country. By its incorporation in 1819, Essex was a renowned community of fishing, farming, shipbuilding, and other industries. Over time, Essex became the birthplace of the fried clam, sent a native son to the baseball major leagues, acquired a Paul Revere church bell, and raised a barn that is now the oldest still in use in America. With a newly gathered collection of vintage images, Essex reveals a microcosm of American culture and growth, telling the story of leading patriots, entrepreneurs, Civil War heroes, and hardworking everyday citizens.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738572796
SKU 213831040
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738572799
Release Date 4/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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