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Effects on Economy, Population

Bird Hill, Bethel, ca. 1905

Bird Hill, Bethel, ca. 1905

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Bethel Historical Society

By Will Cole

Over the course of the Civil War, Bethel contributed a large portion of its money and supplies to the Union's efforts, and as industry and tourism expanded, prices also rose, causing hardship for some in the community.

In addition, the gains during the war were not always matched afterwards.


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