Great NEW book by beloved local author Bernard Drew!
The rich industrial heritage of the Upper Housatonic River Valley from Hinsdale and Lanesboro, Mass., to Kent, Conn., includes waterpowered saw, grist, fulling and carding mills, textile factories, paper mills, stone sawmills, glassworks and iron furnaces and foundries. Through published histories, interviews, newspapers and othe archives and visits to sites, the author looks at the impact of the manufactories on 24 communities up through the steam and electric ages. Illustrated with more than 885 vintage and new photographs, patent drawings and maps. The research was accomplished with the support of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.
792 pages with illustrations. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Attic Revivals Press. Great Barrington, Massachusetts