Wicked Waterbury: Madmen & Mayhem in the Brass City by Edith Reynolds,John Murray

By Edith Reynolds,John Murray

In its early days, Waterbury used to be a muddy swamp, a breeding floor for pestilence and mosquitoes. but the town's early settlers hardly ever strayed from the trail of Puritan righteousness. by way of the flip of the 20 th century, despite the fact that, this carefully policed, morally upright group had develop into what one flesh presser known as a "crossroads of slime and evil." Headlines boasted stories of corrupt politicians and love scandals, union strife and business sabotage. For 16 years, Waterbury used to be the hideout for "Mad Bomber" George Metesky, and in 1974 town witnessed the double murder that provoked the longest-running trial in Connecticut's heritage. From the arguable starting of a contraception hospital to the corruption of Mayor T. Frank Hayes, authors Edith Reynolds and John Murray record the most important episodes that gave Waterbury the nickname "Sin City."

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