New England Village consists of a series of letters written between a teenaged Thomas Conant, Jr. and his family and friends during the years of 1855 and 1856. These letters, written while he was away at school in Connecticut, give us a rare glimpse of life in the Joppa Village of East Bridgewater, Mass. They tell us of the Joppa School, the East Bridgewater Academy, holiday events, ice skating and sledding, the fire at the local tack factory, about local dances, and more. Also included are maps of the area, photographs, and a full index.
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