Florence
by Jason A. Clark and Craig P. Della Penna


Overview - In 1852, the community that began as Broughton s Meadow officially became the Village of Florence. This small, New England community prospered with the rise of the silk industry and its businesses, such as the Northampton Silk Company, the Nonotuck Silk Company, and Corticelli Silk Mills.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In 1852, the community that began as Broughton s Meadow officially became the Village of Florence. This small, New England community prospered with the rise of the silk industry and its businesses, such as the Northampton Silk Company, the Nonotuck Silk Company, and Corticelli Silk Mills. Local mills and factories manufactured goods that were shipped around the world while local shops and storefronts continued to grow and change the face of the village. The population expanded due to the success of companies like the Florence Casket Company and Florence Savings, which created more jobs. By the turn of the 20th century, Florence was well established with over 3,500 residents. The community had several churches, a modern schoolhouse, the Lilly Library, a thriving business center, and its own trolley line, which ran to and from Northampton. Florence provides a look at the residents, businesses, and organizations that came to shape the life of this community."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738598413
  • ISBN-10: 0738598410
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds

Series: Images of America

Related Categories

Books > History > United States - State & Local - New England
Books > History > United States - State & Local - General
Books > Travel > Pictorials

 
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