Covering Bristolâ€™s formative years, this is the story of people and events surrounding the rise of this city between two statesâ€”the town Joseph R. Anderson, its founder, wanted to call â€śParadise.â€ť The author has endeavored to â€śtell it like it wasâ€ť without fear or favor, showing no undue regard for long cherished but undocumented historical traditions that have grown up over the years.
On these pages you will meet a cross section of Bristolâ€™s ancestry, ranging from the noble and well-known to the humble and obscure. Containing a myriad of facts that will be of wide local interest, the narrative offers more than a little insight into the human condition as it existed during the last century.
Enhanced with numerous old photographs, this carefully researched and well-written volume is destined to be the standard reference on Bristol for years to come.
Published 1992 / 492 pages / 6" ÂĄ 9"
ISBN: 0-932807-63-1 / Hardcover