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Hartford classroom, 1957

Five Minutes that Changed Connecticut: Simon Bernstein and the 1965 Connecticut Education Amendment

“There shall always be free public elementary and secondary schools in the state. The general assembly shall implement this principle by appropriate legislation.”

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Captain Oliver Filley House, Bloomfield

Restoring a Unique Piece of Bloomfield History

The Oliver Filley House in Bloomfield, Connecticut, is a two-story…

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Oliver Wolcott Library

Modernism in Connecticut through Photographs

A creed as much as a style, Modernism rejected the forms of the past in favor of an architecture that reflected a new spirit of living.

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An Orderly & Decent Government: Significant Events & Developments, 1929-1964

The era of Wilbur Cross and the Great Depression transitioned into World War II and state control by Democrat mastermind John Bailey.

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Patents – Bloomfield’s Inventive Minds

From the time the federal government first began issuing patents…

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Racial Change Map displaying the Non-White Population in 1970

How Real Estate Practices Influenced the Hartford Region’s Demographic Makeup

February 3, 2017 • Bloomfield, Everyday Life, Hartford, Law

Persistent segregation is the historic legacy of steering and blockbusting, two discriminatory tactics that played a role in shaping suburban neighborhoods.

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Kaman Aircraft, 1949

Helicopters, Guitars, and Guide Dogs: The Revolutionary Mind of Charles Kaman

Charles Kaman, an inventor and aviation pioneer, managed to combine…

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Monument to Capewell, the inventor of the famous horseshoe nail

Horseshoe Nail Capital of the World – Who Knew?

…that Hartford, famous as the Insurance Capital of the World,…

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Suburban Development, Lower Litchfield County

Suburban Development in Litchfield County 1982

Few other states felt the lure of the suburbs as…

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Over Time: Bloomfield’s Historical Population

January 6, 2014 • Bloomfield, Hide Featured Image

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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