THE BRIDGE by Marguerite Allis


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From the dockets of history comes the story of the years of planning, of fighting, politically and personally, to bring the Air Line Railroad, via a bridge, into being. Against this long struggle the fortunes of the Lords, of Middletown, and Hartford, are played out, for Hiram set himself against Lucius over the question of river versus land travel, and their feud affected both their families. For Sarah loved her cousin, Chapin, while her brother eloped with Chapin's sister, Penny, and Hiram and Lucius each fought for the success of his project. Always hoping something would patch up the quarrel between their fathers, Sarah marries another, works under Clara Barton in the Red Cross in Washington during the Civil War, and is finally united with the man she wants and both see the coming of the railroad and the dramatic reunion of Hiram and Lucius...Some thirty years of Connecticut's history for a substantial tale of period romance.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1949
Publisher: Putnam