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View of the New Haven Green

A Puritan Landscape New Haven Town Green

On April 24, 1638 Rev. John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton sailed into the New Haven harbor. They were on a religious mission to escape persecution in England and establish a …[more]

Categories: Environment, Imagining Connecticut, New Haven, Politics and Government

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Over Time: Plymouth’s Historical Population

April 23, 2014

Census data, from colonial times on up to the present, is a key resource for those who study the ways in which communities change with the passage of time.  …[more]

Categories: Plymouth

Western view of Plainfield

Plainfield Academy: Grooming Connecticut Scholars in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Founded in the late 18th century, the Plainfield Academy went on to become just the third school incorporated in the state of Connecticut. Its classical influences and challenging curriculum groomed …[more]

Categories: Education, Plainfield, Work

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One Powerful Family in Bozrah

April 22, 2014

Popular perceptions of utility companies, particularly those that provide electricity, often include images of enormous corporate entities with millions of dollars invested in infrastructure to manage intricate networks of power …[more]

Categories: Bozrah, Business and Industry, Work

John Warner Barber, Public square or green, in New Haven

Benedict Arnold Demands the Key – Today in History

On April 22, 1775, Benedict Arnold demanded the key to New Haven’s powder house. After hearing the news of the fighting at Lexington, Massachusetts, Arnold, as the commander of the …[more]

Categories: Benedict Arnold, New Haven, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

Artist’s rendering of the Connecticut Yankee Power Company Plant

Connecticut Yankee and Millstone: 46 Years of Nuclear Power

April 21, 2014

In 1968 the prospect of nuclear power energized those hoping to find an alternative to coal, oil, and other fossil fuels. …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Environment, Haddam, Science, Waterford

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