By Nora O. Howard
Avon, situated beside the Farmington River within the fertile Connecticut River Valley, used to be integrated in 1830. The proud new city had 1,200 citizens, Congregational meetinghouses, the Farmington Canal, taverns, and a lodge. The busy Talcott Mountain Turnpike hooked up Avon with Hartford and Albany, long island. Avon indicates the town's dynamic adjustments from 1830 to 1950, together with dairy and tobacco farming, town heart, the railroad, the fuse manufacturing facility, immigration, and Avon outdated Farms tuition. the phenomenal photos in Avon, so much released the following for the 1st time, are from the collections of the Avon ancient Society, the Avon loose Public Library, the Avon Congregational Church, the West Avon Congregational Church, Avon outdated Farms institution, Heublein Tower, the Avon Police division, and members. Of observe are impressive glass plate negatives via Clinton and Frank Hadsell. Featured are collections of lifelong citizens John Anthony O'Neill and Carl Candels. The meticulously researched textual content of Avon totally explains each one photo. There are perspectives of households, farms, and fires, major highway, mystery Lake, St. Ann's Church, and an 1835 Avon map from the Connecticut ancient Society.