Bloomfield Old and New: An Historical Symposium by Several Authors


This book was originally published by the Bloomfield Centennial Historical Committee in 1912. This historical sketch is "a symposium of narratives by different authors to whom special departments were assigned. What it lacks in unity it makes up in data. It is a compendium of annals rather than an essay in history." This book opens with a discussion of Bloomfield's settlement and closes with an account of a stroll through its streets at the time of publication. Chapters include: "The Beginnings," "The '1776' Period," and "After the Revolution" by Joseph F. Folsom; "Incorporation and Subsequent Government" by Raymond F. Davis; "The Schools and Schoolmasters" by William A. Baldwin; "Transportation" by Charles C Ferguson; "The History of the Churches" by George Louis Curtis; "Municipal Development" by William P. Sutphen; "The Annals of Stone House Plains (Brookdale)" by James E. Brooks; and "An Afternoon Walk" by Maud Parsons. Appendices include: "Board of Trade Resolution," "Act of Incorporation (1812)," Centennial Celebration and Committee," and "Sub-Committees of the Centennial Celebration." A wealth of names, dates and location are preserved on these pages. Several facsimile reprints of vintage photographs, a map of Bloomfield in 1830, and an index to names, places and subjects add to the value of this work.


Joseph Folsom


(1912), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 218 pp.

ISBN: 9780788430091