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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…

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Mohawk Ski Area

Mohawk Mountain Made Snow for Winter Sports Lovers – Who Knew?

…that in the early 1950s innovative Connecticut minds created the…

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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, Sharon, Work

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

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Detail from Puck magazine, "It costs money to fix things" - C P Huntington

Collis P. Huntington: The Boy from Poverty Hollow

From a poverty-stricken life in Harwinton, Connecticut, Collis Huntington grew to be one of the wealthiest and most powerful railroad men of his era.

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Interior West Cornwall Covered Bridge

West Cornwall Covered Bridge: An Icon of New England Craftsmanship

The community of West Cornwall is home to one of…

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Foreign Mission School, Cornwall

An Experiment in Evangelization: Cornwall’s Foreign Mission School

November 10, 2015 • Belief, Cornwall, Education, Timothy Dwight

The story of the Foreign Mission School connects the town…

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Timothy Dwight Provides Religious, Military, and Educational Services for a Young Country

Timothy Dwight was an influential preacher, poet, and educator who served as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War and later as the president of Yale College.

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Cornwall Bridge Furnace, Cornwall

Two Cornwall Firms Part of Famed Salisbury Iron District

The serenity found in Cornwall’s wooded hillsides and remote location…

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Obookiah’s gravesite, Cornwall

Hidden Nearby: Henry Obookiah’s Cornwall Grave

January 16, 2014 • Cornwall, Education

Heneri Opukaha’ia (Anglicized as Henry Obookiah in his lifetime) of Hawaii was a student of the Foreign Mission School in Cornwall.

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Over Time: Cornwall’s Historical Population

January 7, 2014 • Cornwall, 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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