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New Hartford

New Hartford

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Nestled in the eastern part of Litchfield County, New Hartford lies about twenty miles northwest of Hartford. Incorporated in 1738, the community spreads along both banks of the Farmington River and encompasses a hilly region with elevations reaching to 1,191 feet. It is a country setting with abundant stone walls running through the forests, meadows, and into the yards of private homes.

With more than two hundred stunning views, New Hartford brings the early settlement into perspective. Many of the images are from original tintypes, smoked glass, and cardboard-backed portraits. They show courageous pioneers, some Native American families who lived in town, tall churches, small one-room schoolhouses, and the original homelot houses. The last chapter focuses on the ingenuity of the Victorian era, showing ways that hardworking people accomplished life-sustaining chores before the dawn of technology.

Author: Margaret L. Lavoie
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Published: 10/16/2002
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.64lbs
Size: 9.48h x 6.52w x 0.37d
ISBN: 9780738510927

About the Author
Lavoie, Margaret L.: - Author Margaret L. Lavoie was born in New Hartford into a family with roots in town dating back to the mid-1800s. A diligent researcher, she is a member of the local historical societies and genealogy organizations. Her enthusiasm in preserving history and encouraging others to do so is evident in Images of America: New Hartford.

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