Bridgewater At A Glance

Historical Society Thriving On Town’s South Main Street

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Posted: November 19, 2013

Bridgewater’s proximity to the river helped establish the town as a trade hub after early settlers arrived in the region. (Photo by Matt Gonzales / DN-R)
One display housed at the Bridgewater Historical Society museum on the town’s South Main Street is a replica of the single-span wooden bridge that once ran through the town. (Photo by Matt Gonzales / DN-R)
The history of Bridgewater dates back to the mid-18th century when settlers first established themselves in the area. Eventually, the town became a trade hub due to its proximity to the Shenandoah…

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