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Daniel J. Hoffman, St. Louis Browns

A Real Connecticut Yankee’s Baseball Career Cut Short

Danny Hoffman’s story reminds sports fans of the fragile nature…


Trade card for Hill’s Archimedean Lawn Mower Co

Selling Connecticut Products Abroad

In the mid-1800s manufacturers from cities and towns across the state found new overseas markets for everything from clocks and firearms to lawn mowers and machetes.


William E. Simonds

William Edgar Simonds: A Schoolteacher Turned Civil War Hero

Born into a destitute family, William Edgar Simonds originally set…


Over Time: Canton’s Historical Population

January 8, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Canton

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.


The Collins Company Dry Grinding Department, Collinsville

World-renowned Maker of Axes: The Collins Company of Canton

The New England factory town of Collinsville, which can still be toured today, once supplied the world with axes, machetes, and other edge tools.


Elisha K Root, President of Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company

Elisha Root Changes Industry – Who Knew?

…that  Elisha Root invented die casting that revolutionized the mechanization…


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