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Jacques and Therese Makowsky and the Development of the Cornish Game Hen

In 1950, the Makowskys crossed a white Cornish cock with a White Plymouth Rock hen to produce a small hybrid that they patented as the Rock Cornish Game Hen.


Israel Putnam: A Youthful Trailblazer Turned Colonial Militiaman

Israel Putnam served with distinction in the Seven Years’ War and in the Revolutionary War, particularly at the Battle of Bunker Hill.


James Abbott McNeil Whistler’s Life in Pomfret

As one of the most well-known American realist painters of the late 19th century, James Abbot McNeil Whistler has intrigued art history enthusiasts for over a century.


Over Time: Pomfret’s Historical Population

March 28, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Pomfret

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.


Putnam’s Cave or Wolf Den

The Last Wolf in Connecticut

February 1, 2014 • Israel Putnam, Folklore, Pomfret

There are many versions of the story of Israel Putnam and the wolf, but the original is found in a book first published in 1788 while Putnam was still alive.


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