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In the fall of 1639, Roger Ludlow, a founder of the colony of Connecticut, led a small group of men and a large herd of cattle to the shore of Long Island Sound, where they established a settlement that became known as Fairfield. With this exciting new photographic history, the members of the Fairfield Historical Society have created a unique look back in time. More than 200 rare photographs in this book document the dramatic changes that have occurred in Fairfield s landscape and population during the last 130 years of its 350-year history. Agriculture dominated Fairfield s economy from its founding to the mid-nineteenth century. With the rise of neighboring Bridgeport as an industrial center in the 1860s to 1920s, laborers and business owners moved to Fairfield, and the once-rural landscape was transformed into suburban home lots. Today the town s population is a vibrant mix of commuters, local business people, and young families."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738538877
ISBN-10: 0738538876
Format: Paperback / softback
(236mm x 177mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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