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The Town of Tonawanda (Images of America) (Paperback)

The Town of Tonawanda (Images of America) By John W. Percy Cover Image
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This remarkable photographic history of Federal Hill features images of the community from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s, chronicling the arrival of immigrants from many countries over the years.

During the thirty-four year period from 1898 to 1932, more than fifty thousand Italian immigrants arrived at the port of Providence. The majority of them settled on Federal Hill, the three-hundred-acre land mass that stands high above Rhode Island's capital city. Federal Hill is a rich community in many ways. Its hard-working and tenacious settlers started out with a deep and abiding faith in God. Their numerous accomplishments are evidenced today in the many thriving family-owned businesses and stunning architectural achievements so prevalent in the downtown area. Many people from around the state enter Federal Hill through the welcoming pine-cone arch for seasonal festivals or a night on the town. The vitality and hospitality of this historic area are truly cherished by many in the modern era.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738587172
ISBN-10: 0738587176
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: March 1st, 1997
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America