Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Main Street, Bristol
Thomaston and a few other Connecticut towns, Bristol was known for its timepieces. Later there would be bells, saws, and the first telescopic steel fishing rod, invented to be hidden beneath a coat to enable stealth fishing on the Sabbath.
Now, Bristol is the home of EPSN and Lake Compounce, but the downtown area doesn't show much evidence of all the money those two must bring in.
True story: I wrote that last sentence and then did an image search, to make sure I had correctly matched my footwear with my street game, and I found this picture. Those little girls would not be at all out of place in a restored downtown Bristol.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the song Bristol Stomp is about Bristol, Pennsylvania. And will be stuck in my head for days.