This image is the cover for the book Bridgewater, Images of America

Bridgewater, Images of America

The story of Bridgewater is one of survival. Since its founding in 1835, this community has endured six major floods, economic crises, and a war that took place on its own soil. Despite the adversity it faced, the town has not only prevailed but has grown into one of the strongest and most progressive towns in Virginia.

Bob F. Holton, Carleen Loveless

Authors Bob Holton and Carleen Loveless are longtime employees of the Town of Bridgewater. Bob has served as the town�s administrator for more than 37 years and is also an adjunct member of the faculty at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. Carleen has held various positions including administrative assistant and special projects coordinator since first employed by Bridgewater in 1994. Most of the pictures, which depict Bridgewater during the 19th and 20th centuries, are from the town�s archives.

Arcadia Publishing