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Signpost, Harwinton

Harwinton’s Sign has a Long History – Who Knew?

…that a sign has stood at the intersection of Route 4 and South Road in Harwinton for over 200 years. The use of a sign as a means of communication …[more]

Categories: Harwinton, Who Knew?

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Trumbull Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery – Today in History: October 25

October 25, 2014

On October 25, 1832, the Trumbull Gallery at Yale opened to the public. Also known as the Picture Gallery, the Trumbull Gallery holds the distinction of being the first art …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Arts, John Trumbull, New Haven

Congressional pugilists

Roger Griswold: A Governor Not Afraid To Challenge Authority

Roger Griswold was a lawyer, judge, and politician who spent the better part of his life in service to Connecticut. The son of a Connecticut governor, Griswold, himself, served as …[more]

Categories: Lyme, Politics and Government, War of 1812, Work

No Booze for You – Who Knew?

During Prohibition, many Connecticut residents found it easy to obtain alcohol illegally, though violations of Prohibition led to an increase in violent crime. …[more]

Categories: Crime and Punishment, Everyday Life, Food and Drink, Law, Popular Culture

Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam

Goodspeed Opera House Opens – Today in History: October 24

October 24, 2014

On October 24, 1877, the Goodspeed Opera House on the Connecticut River in East Haddam officially opened to the public with the productions of Charles II, Box and Cox, and …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Arts, East Haddam, Popular Culture

Sketch of Machinery for B.D. Beecher's propeller

Benjamin Dutton Beecher had a Penchant for Invention

October 23, 2014

Benjamin Dutton Beecher was a millwright and machinist with a knack for invention. Described by some as “eccentric,” Beecher lived a modest life in Prospect in an 8-sided house of …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, CT AT Work: Waterbury Area, Invention and Technology, Prospect

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