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Author of Post Road & Iron Horses to Speak at the Connecticut State Library Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Posted by kabery in CSLmade, history, Museum, updates.


Richard DeLuca, Historian and Transportation Engineer, will be at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Thursday November 15, 2012 from Noon to 12:45 to discuss his new book, Post Roads & Iron Horses: Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to the Age of Steam. This is the first book to look in detail at the turnpikes, steamboats, canals, railroads, and trolleys (street railroads) that helped define Connecticut and shape New England. DeLuca’s recounting of the race to build the Farmington Canal, the Great Epizootic Epidemic of 1872; the rise of the cable car and other engaging stories will be of great interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the development of transportation in Connecticut. DeLuca’s talk is part of the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History’s Third Thursday BrownBag Lunchtime speaker series which features a variety of speakers on various aspects of Connecticut history. All programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Noon – 12:45
Connecticut State Library ~ Memorial Hall

About the Speaker
: Mr. DeLuca has worked as a transportation planner in Connecticut for over ten years and written on regional transportation for Connecticut History and the Encyclopedia of Connecticut History Online. He is the author of We, the People! Bay Area Activism in the 1960s.

About the State Library: The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services to citizens of Connecticut, as well as the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The Connecticut State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History are components of the State Library. Visit the State Library at www.cslib/org



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