Skip to product information
1 of 1

Images Of America - Stratford - Book

Images Of America - Stratford - Book

Availability: in stock


Regular price $ 24.99
Sale price $ 24.99
Sale Sold out

Shopify Secured Checkout

  • American Express
  • Apple Pay
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Meta Pay
  • Google Pay
  • JCB
  • Maestro
  • Mastercard
  • Shop Pay
  • Union Pay
  • Visa
View full details
Product Features

In 1639, the Reverend Adam Blakeman and his small congregation settled on the north shore of Long Island Sound at a spot known to the Native American tribes who spent their summers there as Cupheag. Over the past 360 years, the town has experienced tremendous growth and progress. Although Stratford covers only 19 square miles, the town is home to over 50,000 residents. Before the 20th-century manufacturing boom, the lifestyles of Stratford citizens centered on river and shoreline activities and agriculture. With the development of next-door Bridgeport (once part of Stratford) as an industrial center in the late 19th century, Stratford became a suburban recreation area; as large farms were divided into small house lots, individual property owners moved in and housing developments sprang up throughout.

  • Page Count: 128

About The Author

Mary Witkowski, coauthor with Bruce Williams of Bridgeport on the Sound and head librarian and archivist of the Bridgeport Public Library's Historical Collections, provides an inside look at the working lives of thousands of residents who made Bridgeport a outstanding city. She is project director of the oral history Web site Bridgeport Working: Voices of the Twentieth Century.