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Signpost, Harwinton

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

June 25, 2022 • Harwinton, Who Knew?

A sign has stood at the intersection of Route 4 and South Road in Harwinton for over 200 years.


Leatherman in Wallingford, 1880s

The Old Leatherman Alive in Our Memories

This enigmatic, solitary figure has captured the public imagination since the mid-1800s when he began walking a 365-mile interstate loop over and over again.


Detail from Puck magazine, "It costs money to fix things" - C P Huntington

Collis P. Huntington: The Boy from Poverty Hollow

From a poverty-stricken life in Harwinton, Connecticut, Collis Huntington grew to be one of the wealthiest and most powerful railroad men of his era.


Horse drinking from a watering trough, Harwinton

Hidden Nearby: Harwinton’s Catlin Trough

March 5, 2014 • Everyday Life, Harwinton

This memorial to a town father reminds us of the integral role that horses and other animals once played in daily life.


Over Time: Harwinton’s Historical Population

February 18, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Harwinton

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.


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