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Game ball patent filed Feb. 18, 1954

Wiffle Throws a Curve in American Leisure Time

When Fairfield resident David N. Mullany created the concept for a lightweight ball, he didn’t know his invention would change the way children across the US played backyard baseball. …[more]

Categories: Popular Culture, Shelton, Sports and Recreation

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Greenwich Emergency Responders: On the Move Overtime

June 28, 2016

Horses, motorcycles, and boats are just a few of the modes of transportation that town emergency personnel have used over the years to get to where they're needed. …[more]

Categories: Disaster, Everyday Life, Greenwich, Transportation, Work

Collapse of the Mianus River Bridge

Mianus River Bridge Collapses – Today in History: June 28

Not long after midnight on June 28, 1983, a section of the Mianus River Bridge on I-95 in Cos Cob collapsed. Within seconds, two tractor-trailer trucks and two passenger cars …[more]

Categories: Disaster, Greenwich

Striking part of clocks patented by Noble Jerome, June 27, 1839 - Patent number 1,200

Noble Jerome’s Clock Patent Model

June 27, 2016

Noble Jerome submitted this clock patent model to the US Patent Office along with his patent application in 1839. Providing a working model to the Patent Office was a common requirement for inventors up until the 1880s.  …[more]

Categories: Bristol, Business and Industry, Invention and Technology

Stevan Dohanos

Stevan Dohanos Captures Connecticut Life

Westport resident Stevan Dohanos was one of America's top realist illustrators, producing more than 125 popular magazine covers, and over 300 designs for commemorative postage stamps. …[more]

Categories: Arts, Popular Culture, Westport

Postcard of Plant B, Pierson's Greenhouses, Cromwell

The Rose King of America Transformed Cromwell’s Landscape

Andrew N. Pierson was born Anders Nil Persson in Skane Lan, Sweden, in 1850. After arriving in the United States, Pierson established A.N. Pierson’s, Inc., a small floral nursery in …[more]

Categories: Agriculture, Architecture, Business and Industry, Cromwell, Immigration

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