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Mohawk Ski Area

Mohawk Mountain Made Snow for Winter Sports Lovers – Who Knew?

…that in the early 1950s innovative Connecticut minds created the first documented artificial snow for the state’s skiers and sports lovers. In the 1930s skiing became a popular pastime at …[more]

Categories: Cornwall, Invention and Technology, Popular Culture, Sports and Recreation, Who Knew?

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Advertising leaflet for the "Cal" Pistol, J. & E. Stevens Co., Cromwell

Cromwell’s Iron Men Made Toys for Boys and Girls

December 17, 2014

When John and Elisha Stevens formed the J & E Stevens Company in Cromwell in 1843, they intended to manufacture cast-iron hardware, hammers, and a few iron toys. The success …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Cromwell, CT At Work: Hartford Area, Everyday Life, Popular Culture

Holy Land USA, circa 1950s - Jennifer A. Bremer, RoadTripMemories.com

Waterbury’s Holy Land

December 16, 2014

Holy Land USA is a Waterbury theme park celebrating the story of the Bible. Made conspicuous by its giant cross overlooking Interstate 84, the park once attracted tens of thousands …[more]

Categories: Belief, CT AT Work: Waterbury Area, Popular Culture, Waterbury

US Post Office, 1946, Bethlehem

Connecticut’s Christmas Town

December 15, 2014

Nestled in a quiet section of Litchfield County lies the picturesque town of Bethlehem, Connecticut. Named after the birthplace of Jesus, the town’s history is one steeped in religion. Bethlehem …[more]

Categories: Belief, Bethlehem, CT AT Work: Waterbury Area, Everyday Life, Popular Culture

The Old State House, Hartford

The Hartford Convention – Today in History: December 15

On December 15, 1814, delegates to the Hartford Convention met in secret at the Old State House in Hartford. The Massachusetts legislature had requested the conference in October and delegates …[more]

Categories: Hartford, Politics and Government, War and Defense, War of 1812

Detail from Map of the Farmington Canal

Farmington Canal Designed to Give Connecticut Commerce a Competitive Edge

December 14, 2014

Commerce for the United States of America in the early 1800s was firmly anchored in the farms and small towns along the Eastern Seaboard, yet travel among the new country’s …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, CT At Work: Hartford Area, Farmington, New Haven, Transportation

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