Peace Dale, by Betty J. Cotter
Sprawling mansions and granite buildings from the past arestill at the center of Peace Dale village life, but the town'shistory is more than just a tale of a privileged few. The legacyof the Irish and Italian immigrants who came to work in themills and stayed to build a way of life is as important in thecommunity today as the legacy left by the wealthy Hazard andRodman families. Discover these early residents of Peace Dalein a remarkable collection of images, complemented by the textof author and local historian Betty J. Cotter. From Peace Dale'sfamous arched bridges to the mom-and-pop stores that ring PeaceDale Flats, this unprecedented collection explores the memoriesof yesteryear. The photographs date from the mid-nineteenthcentury to the 1960s and were gathered from the collections ofthe Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, the Peace Dale Library,and local residents.