Essex is nestled on the Atlantic coast within beautifully preserved hills, forest, fields, and wetlands--but the serene landscape belies the town's rich history. According to tradition, the first Essex boat was built in an attic around 1660. Eventually, this shipbuilding industry would create a thriving town as it developed into one of the largest producers of fishing schooners in the country. By its incorporation in 1819, Essex was a renowned community of fishing, farming, shipbuilding, and other industries. Over time, Essex became the birthplace of the fried clam, sent a native son to the baseball major leagues, acquired a Paul Revere church bell, and raised a barn that is now the oldest still in use in America. With a newly gathered collection of vintage images, Essex reveals a microcosm of American culture and growth, telling the story of leading patriots, entrepreneurs, Civil War heroes, and hardworking everyday citizens.Spear points, arrowheads, fishing line sinkers, net weights, bone implements, mortars and pestles, hammers, scrapers, axes, hoes, and ... The soil was suitable for corn, beans, melons, pumpkins, tobacco, grapes, and squash, and the waters teamed with cod, alewife, mackerel, ... In Essex, the nativesa#39; yearly migration from winter to summer homes required a simple 30-mile trip inland. ... In 1611, British captains Harlow and Hobson explored New Englanda#39;s coast on a trading (andanbsp;...
|Author||:||Dawn Robertson, Kurt A. Wilhelm|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2010|