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Carmel 175th

Starting a town: Carmel’s history

The following is an excerpt from Zina Warren’s 1911 book, “Reminiscences of the Long Ago,” a historical account of the early settlement of Bethlehem, which later became Carmel.   In 1837, my father (Daniel...

Carmel 175th

Wooden beginnings: Carmel’s history

It began in a forest, a great old forest. Mature trees created a crown 80 feet above. Spring leaves created dense shade for many months. Fallen leaves created a ground layer of humus that...