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Fitch’s Home for Soldiers, ca. 1864

Fitch Soldiers’ Home Closes – Today in History: August 28

August 28, 2019 • Darien, Rocky Hill, War and Defense

On August 28, 1940, Fitch’s Home for Soldiers and their…

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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.

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Bridgeport’s Walt Kelly, Creator of Pogo

April 11, 2016 • Arts, Bridgeport, Darien, Popular Culture

Bridgeport resident Walt Kelly was the creator of Pogo, a wildly popular comic strip during the middle of the twentieth century.

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Over Time: Darien’s Historical Population

February 2, 2015 • Darien, 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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John Frederick Kensett, Twilight in the Cedars at Darien, Connecticut

John Frederick Kensett Illuminates the 19th-Century Landscape

John Frederick Kensett was a landscape painter who is now…

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