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Fields and pastures, Sharon

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.


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.


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.


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.


Video: The Story of the Salisbury Iron District

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


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).


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.


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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