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Identifier: newenglandhumani00joh
Title: New England; a human interest geographical reader
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Johnson, Clifton, 1865-1940
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Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company London, Macmillan and Co., limited
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation


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o makeit available for waterproof shoes, clothing, and otherarticles. People thought he was crazy. A strangerwho was inquiring what he looked like received thisreply. If you see a man who wears a rubber coat,cap, vest, and shoes, and has a rubber purse without acent in it, that is Charles Goodyear. He even pawned his childrens school-books to getmoney to buy rubber for his experiments. At last,when he one day had a mixture of sulphur and rubberon the kitchen stove, he chanced to subject it to justthe right intensity of heat, and achieved success.After he had patiently perfected his discovery andadapted it to different uses, sixty patents were re-quired to secure his inventions. However, because offraud and mistakes and lawsuits, he gathered littlefrom his years of toil and privation except the honorsawarded to his skill and perseverance. He gave tothe world a staple now apphed to hundreds of uses,and employing many thousands of workmen in itsmanufacture. Along the Connecticut Shore 19

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A harbor view of Bridgeport Another great industrial city on the Connecticutcoast is Bridgeport. Here are made such articlesas pianos, sewing machines, toys, ammunition,cutlery, and typewriters. This was the home ofP. T. Barnum, whoseGreatest Show onEarth had a world-widefame. The successor tohis circus still has its win-ter quarters in the city.General Tom Thumb,one of the notable attrac-tions of the Greatestoi )) 1 4. Tom Thumb and his wife, Show, was born at , + ^^i, of who were noteworthy at- Bridgeportini838. When tractions in P. T. Barnumsfirst exhibited he was less Greatest Show on Earth. h^ ■ ^ I^^^^V ^ ^m 1 ^ sjii^s 192 New England than two feet high and weighed sixteen pounds. Laterhe increased somewhat in height and grew stout. Benjamin FrankHn often used to pass over the oldpost road along the coast between Philadelphia andBoston. Once he stopped for the night at a tavernnear Saybrook. The weather was frosty, and whenhe went in he found all the space before the blazingfi


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