The American Brass Company helped make the Naugatuck Valley a center of international brass production until the late 20th century.Read
Despite an accomplished political career, this Derby-born gentleman of means is best remembered for introducing Merino sheep to North America.Read
In Connecticut, African Americans played organized baseball as early as 1868, some of the game’s biggest stars played for teams throughout the state.Read
On November 20, 1866, mechanic Pierre Lallement, a temporary resident of New Haven, Connecticut, received a patent for an improvement in velocipedes.Read
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries panoramic or perspective maps, also known as bird’s-eye views and aero views, were used to depict many of Connecticut’s town and cities.Read
The success of the clock- and watch-making industries in Connecticut came about in an era when the state was just beginning to realize its industrial potential.Read
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.Read
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