Images of America: Bristol, Rhode Island Vol. 2 By Richard V. Simpson

Images of America: Bristol, Rhode Island Vol. 2 By Richard V. Simpson

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By Richard V. Simpson
During the 318 years since the town's founding, Bristol has endured a number of severe natural disasters and other devastating trials, only to triumph in the end. At first bombed, raided, and burned by the British, in later years Bristol saw the collapse of her banks and the painful demise of local industry. In addition, disastrous storms have pounded her shores, at one time destroying the town's commercial fleet. Through all this, however, Bristol has endured, a testament to the tenacity of the town's colorful citizens. From adventurous privateers and wealthy industrialists to hardy fisherman and skilled laborers, members of the Bristol community have struggled and succeeded together.

About the author
Richard V. Simpson is a well-known town historian and writer whose articles on Bristol have appeared in the Bristol Phoenix and the Providence Journal. He serves as a contributing editor for the national monthly publication, Antiques & Collecting Magazine.