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Our Fire Damage Repair in Bristol Medical Facilities Keeps Doors Open

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

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How Bristol became known as "Mum City"

The annual Chrysanthemum Festival in Bristol can surely be counted among our community's most notable and unique aspects. New and young residents are often unaware of why this event happens here and how long it has gone on. The story of why Bristol is called "Mum City" stretches back over a century.

In 1920, a duo of local businessmen founded the Bristol Nurseries, which would soon become a significant supplier of ornamental plants to corporate developments and wealthy manors from New York to Boston. The nursery found that chrysanthemum flowers, which were always in high demand, grew readily under local conditions. In 1948, an employee bought out the company, and it began to focus solely on the chrysanthemum.

Chrysanthemum Festival

Each year, the nursery attempted to introduce new varieties of the flower and had a spectacular display of thousands of blooms that many locals held dear. By the 1960s, the flowers had so enraptured the people that city planners made official the Chrysanthemum Festival. When the nursery ceased many of its operations a few decades later, the Festival had long since become self-sustaining and an important part of local culture.

Today, the Festival continues, even as city officials try to push a new image and direction for our culture. Perhaps the Mums really are here to stay.

Did you know? Lake Compounce is the oldest amusement park in the country

Most of us who grew up in Bristol remember summers full of roller coaster rides, water park cool-offs, and overpriced junk food. All of this and more has existed at Lake Compounce for longer than anyone can remember: the place seems like it has been there for longer than the town itself.

In fact, Lake Compounce holds the distinction of being the oldest amusement park in America that still operates today. The first "attraction" of the "park" was in 1846 when landowner Gad Norton conducted a large test of experimental explosives on his property. People came from all over to witness the experiment. Soon, acts from across New England would host more shows here, and Norton began to set up more permanent attractions such as watercraft events.

By the 20th century, many rides had been installed at Lake Compounce that were cutting-edge for their day. At one point, the park even hosted a large casino. As time went on, new owners and managers continued to build upon the pieces left in place before them, and Lake Compounce forever became a gem of the region.

24/7 fire damage repair for medical facilities in Bristol

Any business may require fast and professional fire damage repair, but medical facilities in Bristol may have the greatest needs of all. Patients cannot be expected to wait for their essential care while critical restorations are ongoing. SERVPRO understands this and takes many steps to keep your facility running smoothly, such as

  • Working after-hours
  • Containing immediate repairs to only the most affected rooms
  • Creating safe walkways through damaged areas
  • Monitoring for potential safety hazards

While not every situation can avoid a temporary closure, our strategy can help you to stay open for as long as possible with the shortest possible delay.

Call SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330 for emergency services or a quote.

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