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By Nora O. Howard

Avon, positioned beside the Farmington River within the fertile Connecticut River Valley, was once integrated in 1830. The proud new city had 1,200 citizens, Congregational meetinghouses, the Farmington Canal, taverns, and a lodge. The busy Talcott Mountain Turnpike attached Avon with Hartford and Albany, big apple. Avon exhibits the town's dynamic alterations from 1830 to 1950, together with dairy and tobacco farming, the city middle, the railroad, the fuse manufacturing unit, immigration, and Avon outdated Farms university. the phenomenal photos in Avon, so much released right here for the 1st time, are from the collections of the Avon ancient Society, the Avon unfastened Public Library, the Avon Congregational Church, the West Avon Congregational Church, Avon outdated Farms college, Heublein Tower, the Avon Police division, and members. Of be aware are extraordinary glass plate negatives via Clinton and Frank Hadsell. Featured are collections of lifelong citizens John Anthony O'Neill and Carl Candels. The meticulously researched textual content of Avon absolutely explains every one picture. There are perspectives of households, farms, and fires, major highway, mystery Lake, St. Ann's Church, and an 1835 Avon map from the Connecticut ancient Society.

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