Bridgewater (Images of America) by David R. Moore

By David R. Moore

now not lengthy after the Pilgrims got here ashore, Bridgewater turned the 1st inland payment to department out from the Plymouth Colony, incorporating in 1656. Its fertile soil and bountiful rivers supplied for a wealthy agricultural group. because the commercial Revolution pressured farmers into factories, Bridgewater skilled quick social and monetary development and alter. Iron, shoe, and paper production flourished, and the railroad introduced ecu immigrants looking for the yank Dream. In Bridgewater, classic photos inform the tales of the Bridgewater Academy, the conventional institution, the adjustments in and round the universal, the company targets of neighborhood owners, and the non secular and civic lifetime of Bridgewater residents.

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