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Legendary Locals of Middletown, Connecticut
by Robert Hubbard and Kathleen Hubbard and Middlesex County Historical Society


Overview - Although the town benefits from a position on a major navigable waterway, Middletown s success is primarily due to the energy, creativity, and diversity of its people. These include James Riley, whose autobiography detailing his trials as a white slave in Northern Africa showed millions of Americans the evils of slavery; Max Corvo, who helped the World War II Italian underground defeat the fascist regime; and Christie Ellen McLeod, longtime chief pathologist at Middlesex Memorial Hospital.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Although the town benefits from a position on a major navigable waterway, Middletown s success is primarily due to the energy, creativity, and diversity of its people. These include James Riley, whose autobiography detailing his trials as a white slave in Northern Africa showed millions of Americans the evils of slavery; Max Corvo, who helped the World War II Italian underground defeat the fascist regime; and Christie Ellen McLeod, longtime chief pathologist at Middlesex Memorial Hospital. Middletown can boast of athletes such as Helen Babe Carlson, a tremendously strong competitor who participated on men s baseball teams; Willie Pep, who, while going for the world featherweight title, had a record of 134 wins and only one loss; and Corny Thompson, who sparked the University of Connecticut basketball program s rise to national prominence. More notables include Allie Wrubel, a prolific songwriter and Academy Award winner for his song Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah; Vivian McRae Wesley, a teacher, reading director, and leader of Middletown s African American community; and Francesco Lentini, who was born with three legs and appeared in every major circus and carnival."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781467101202
  • ISBN-10: 1467101206
  • Publisher: Legendary Locals
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 127

Series: Legendary Locals

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