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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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A Journal of Captain Cook’s Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean by John Ledyard

First General Copyright Law – Today in History: January 29

January 29, 2015

On January 29, 1783, Connecticut became the first state to pass a general colonial copyright law, entitled “An Act for the Encouragement of Literature and Genius.” Printing books in the …[more]

Categories: Law, Literature, Noah Webster

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

Noble Jerome’s Clock Patent Model

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, CT AT Work: Waterbury Area, Invention and Technology

Fire at G. Fox & Co., Main Street, Hartford

G. Fox & Co. Destroyed by Fire – Today in History: January 29

On January 29, 1917, at about 11:00 pm, watchmen discovered a fire on the ground floor of the G. Fox & Co. building complex located on Main Street in Hartford. …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Beatrice Fox Auerbach, Business and Industry, Disaster, Hartford, Popular Culture

Lattice Truss Bridge, Ithiel Town

Town Patents the Lattice Truss Bridge – Today in History: January 28

January 28, 2015

On January 28, 1820, architect Ithiel Town was granted a patent for a wooden truss bridge, also known as Town’s Lattice Truss. An architect and civil engineer, Town had already …[more]

Categories: Cornwall, Invention and Technology, Ithiel Town, Kent, Sharon, Transportation

Hills "Archimedean" Lawn-Mower

Reel Lawn Mower Patent – Today in History: January 28

On January 28, 1868, Amariah Hills of Hockanum, Connecticut, received the first US patent for a reel-type lawn mower. In 1830, Edwin Beard Budding, an engineer from Gloucestershire, England, had …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Invention and Technology

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