Essex
ISBN: 0738572799
EAN13: 9780738572796
Language: English
Publication Date: May 3, 2010
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 9" L x 6.5" W
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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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