December 28, 2009

What Bristol was like 100 years ago

On New Year’s Eve at the dawn of 1909, the city’s dignitaries gathered as usual on the first floor of Hose Company No. 1 on School Street around long tables where they gulped down hot coffee and feasted on steaming clams.
They were from a generation that knew Civil War veterans, who were dying off at an alarming rate, but already familiar with automobiles puttering along city streets. Click here to read the rest of the story.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bristol was a nice town, until we started electing losers.

Anonymous said...

Great story...what is the oldest building in Bristol ????

Anonymous said...

Bristol still is a nice town. The only losers are the ones who keeping complaining about it.

losing winning or winning losing? said...

12:26 - how can winners be losers? unless you feel that losers such as yourself are really winners in which case most winners would readily agree that you are a loser - wow, didn't mean to make a winner such as you, feel as though you are a loser or did I mean that I didn't mean to make a loser, such as you, feel like a winner - I guess we will never know as long as a winner such as you keeps posting these loser comments, as you do.

Anonymous said...

Get a life 2:02 Bristol is a good city for people on wellfare thats it the rest of us dont count. Without good leadership and good police were screwed .

truth said...

fortunately, the winners are the silent majority and the losers are the loud mouthed whiners.

Anonymous said...

I've actually got a life 3:16 PM, born and raised right here in good old Bristol. Our police have always been there when I needed them and our leaders may not be perfect, but they work hard at keeping us moving forward. It's too bad that there are always those few whiny, small-minded malcontents (like yourself)who feel the need bitch and moan (anonymously of course)about absolutely everything...they are the real losers.

Anonymous said...

It's good if you are a City (or State) Employee on the taxpayers payroll. Is it still only a $5 copay when they go to the doctor or pharmacy?

Anonymous said...

A lot of people talking about the police dept protecting the crimanals and not the citizens in bristol. 911 calls going unanswered. Police showing up 45 min later whats up with that We have problems now. We wont make it 100 yrs. Bristol leadership has serious problems.

Positively Right said...

Bristol was better with a Republican mayor (Werner, Stortz).

Anonymous said...

Tim we can tell you need a life.Maybe its time to buy a blow up it will help to keep you busy. Bristol is in sad shape . TRY PAYING PROPERTY TAX IN BRISTOL TIM.Then we could respect your unfounded opinion about bristol moving forward. Get your head out of Wards ass.

Embarrassed for you said...

7:03 (speaking of having your head stuffed up your ass), I am most definitely NOT Tim, but I AM a taxpayer and a lifelong resident of Bristol. Does that mean you'll respect MY opinion???....ya, thought not.

Those of us who actually like Bristol and choose to live here are getting pretty tired of listening to your constant mosquito in the ear type whining about our hometown. Last time I looked, there wasn't a wall around it...you're free to leave anytime.

Anonymous said...

Bristol WAS A GREAT PLACE YEARS AGO . Then came leaders with little or no education like nicastro or couture to screw us up.Today we pay for it.