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Jewett City, Conn, bird’s-eye map by Lucien R. Burleigh

Map – Bird’s-eye View of Jewett City, 1889

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries panoramic maps, also known as bird’s-eye views, were used to depict many of Connecticut’s town and cities.


Blacksmith Isaac Glasko Challenges the State Constitution

Isaac Glasko was a blacksmith of mixed African American and Native American descent who challenged 19th-century voting rights in Connecticut.


Detail of the W.A. Slater's Jewett City Cotton Mills in the foreground from Jewett City, Conn, bird’s-eye map by Lucien R. Burleigh

The Industrial Revolution Comes to Jewett City

The site of earlier mills, Jewett City seemed well-suited to the Tibbets’ textile enterprise: the Jewett City Cotton Manufacturing Company.


Over Time: Griswold’s Historical Population

April 3, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Griswold

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.


Pequot bowl, trade item, 17th century

Causes of the Pequot War

The outbreak of the Pequot War is best understood through an examination of the cultural, political, and economic changes after the arrival of the Dutch (1611) and English (early 1630s).


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