Somerset Through Time (America Through Time) (Paperback)

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Having settled on Shawomet ground in 1677, colonists were instructed how to fish, farm, and hunt by the Wampanoags, a Native American tribe. Settlers found the riverside location ideal for growth and prosperity. However, they were not prepared for harsh winter storms or severe windstorms. Many lost their lives. Survivors worked even harder to achieve their original goal.

The Town of Somerset was incorporated in 1790. Known as a major shipping port along the eastern seaboard during the 1800s, Somerset is a community filled with a plethora of local history dating back more than four centuries. As the number of family-owned businesses grew, the population of the town grew as well. By the middle of the twentieth century, Somerset became more suburban in nature. Many businesses still thrive at their original locations, while others have expanded operations, moving to more modern facilities along the major roadways in town. At times, severe weather still affects the population, yet the resiliency of the townspeople defines their character of lending a hand to others while striving to look ahead to the future.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684730025
ISBN-10: 1684730023
Publisher: America Through Time
Publication Date: September 28th, 2020
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: America Through Time