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Leatherman in Wallingford, 1880s

The Old Leatherman Alive in Our Memories

This enigmatic, solitary figure has captured the public imagination since the mid-1800s when he began walking a 365-mile interstate loop over and over again.


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.


Horse drinking from a watering trough, Harwinton

Hidden Nearby: Harwinton’s Catlin Trough

March 5, 2014 • Everyday Life, Harwinton

This memorial to a town father reminds us of the integral role that horses and other animals once played in daily life.


Over Time: Harwinton’s Historical Population

February 18, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Harwinton

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.


Signpost, Harwinton

Harwinton’s Sign has a Long History – Who Knew?

June 24, 2013 • Harwinton, Who Knew?

…that a sign has stood at the intersection of Route…


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