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Turnpikes and Transportation in Sharon

March 7, 2023 • Transportation, Sharon

The town of Sharon, like many early communities in the colony, required basic road and bridge infrastructure in order to maintain a thriving community.

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Elm Arcade, Temple Street, New Haven

A Beautiful and Goodly Tree: The Rise and Fall of the American Elm

Almost every Connecticut town has an Elm Street, named for the popular trees that grew in abundance until a fungal infestation greatly diminished their numbers.

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Lattice Truss Bridge, Ithiel Town

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

On January 28, 1820, architect Ithiel Town was granted a patent for a wooden truss bridge, also known as Town’s Lattice Truss.

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Camp Cross Housatonic State Forest

Hidden Nearby: Two Monuments to Sportsmen at Housatonic Meadows State Park

June 20, 2016 • Cornwall, Environment, Work, Sharon

Two monuments in Housatonic Meadows State Park mark this area’s reputation as one of the finest fly fishing locales in the Northeast.

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Video: The Story of the Salisbury Iron District

Connecticut-made iron was extraordinarily high quality and sought after.

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Sharon Baseball Team

Semi-Pro Baseball in Sharon – Who Knew?

From the 1930s until about the early 1970s, Sharon fielded a team in the semi-pro Interstate Baseball League (IBL).

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Over Time: Sharon’s Historical Population

November 30, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Sharon

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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Clock tower and Sharon Inn, Sharon, ca. 1930s

The Rise of the “Second Home” Community in Sharon – Who Knew?

Sharon attracted a substantial vacation community and between 1880 and 1920, wealthy visitors refurbished older homes or built Colonial Revival-style mansions.

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