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Trolley interior, Branford Electric Railway - Trolley Museum

Branford Gets On the Trolley

The era of the trolley forever altered the development of…


The Thimble Islands – Little Islands with a Big History

While initially uninhabited because of their rocky soil, the Thimble Islands in Branford evolved into both a popular tourist destination and an exclusive residential community.


Quinnipiac: The People of the Long Water Land

The Quinnipiac still live in Connecticut and across the country, but the community is not presently one of Connecticut’s recognized tribes, nor is it federally acknowledged.


Connecticut Turnpike Opens – Today in History: January 2

On January 2, 1958, Governor Abraham Ribicoff officially opened the Connecticut Turnpike—today the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike—to traffic.


Workmen in quarry with stone for Bulkeley Bridge, Branford

Branford’s History Is Set in Stone

Benjamin Green opened Branford’s first quarry in 1858. The unusual…


Florence Wald

The First Hospice – Who Knew?

…that the first hospice home-care program in the United States…


Video – Florence Wald Tribute Film

YouTube – Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame The Connecticut Women’s…


Over Time: Branford’s Historical Population

June 4, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Branford

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.


Southern part of Saltonstalls Pond, East Haven

East Haven was Home to Connecticut’s First Iron Works

When historians talk about iron production in Connecticut, the conversation…


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