Legendary Locals of Bristol By Christy Nadalin

Legendary Locals of Bristol By Christy Nadalin

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The story of Bristol is the story of America, played out on the small stage of a lobster claw‰ۡÌÝÌÕshaped peninsula at the heart of Narragansett Bay. From the massacre and displacement of the first Americans to the rise of the merchant class; exploration; slavery; war and peace; the Industrial Revolution; waves of immigration‰ۡÌÝÌÒall these wildly disparate facets of the American experience have been represented and reflected within these 20 square miles. Bristol has been home to patriots and pirates; ministers and murderers; captains who dominated at the helms of whalers, battleships, and 12-meter sailboats; larger-than-life industrialists; Hollywood and Broadway royalty; artists, writers, musicians, and culinary visionaries. But the bulk of the threads in Bristol‰ۡó»s remarkable tapestry are not bold-colored silk, bright metallic, or rich cashmere‰ۡÌÝÌÒmost are simple and natural, unremarkably structured and hued, but each one quietly doing its part to form the strong, tightly-woven foundation of this very special place.

About the author
Bristol-born, bred, and boomeranged, Christy Nadalin is a writer, editor, and producer who has contributed to print and documentary television productions on subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to cetacean zoology to the preservation of Lenin‰ۡó»s body to fossilized tyrannosaur feces. She lives in Bristol with her legendary family: husband Dean and children Nicholas and Charlotte.