Costco to Host Book Signing for Longmeadow

Local author Thomas L. Higgins will be available to sign copies of book
 
 
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ENFIELD, Conn. - Aug. 27, 2018 - PRLog -- Costco to Host Book Signing for Longmeadow

Local author Thomas L. Higgins will be available to sign copies of book


Longmeadow, Massachusetts, lies along the east bank of the Connecticut River, just north of the Connecticut state line. The area's rich history predates its 1636 Puritan settlement by tens of thousands of years.

Native Americans of the Agawam tribe called the area Masacksic, referring to the long meadows along the Quinneckiot River. Following the Revolutionary War, Longmeadow became the first town chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Notable residents include Steven Williams, the "boy captive of Deerfield," and John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman.

The town's picturesque green is surrounded by historic 18th- and 19th-century homes. As one of Springfield's first "streetcar suburbs," its second wave of growth was landscaped in parklike neighborhoods by the Olmsted Brothers organization. Construction of Interstate 91 fueled a third growth wave, resulting in today's population of nearly 16,000.

Highlights from the book include:

·         Longmeadow was originally settled by the Agawam tribe of native Americans, who called it "Masacksic", referring to the long meadows along the CT River.

·         Famous Longmeadow residents include Steven Williams, the "boy captive of Deerfield" and John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Costco

75 Freshwater Blvd.

Enfield, CT 06082

When:  Saturday, September 1st; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

The combination of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer - to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com
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