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Receiving end of the first successful pipe-line built in 1865

William Hawkins Abbott Finds the Energy to Power the Northeast

William Hawkins Abbott was a 19th-century pioneer in the energy…


Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Wrist Watch, 1933

Waterbury Clock Company Saved by Mickey Mouse – Who Knew?

…that the Ingersoll Waterbury Company (now Timex) was saved from…


Theodate posing for painter Robert Brandegee in 1902

Theodate Pope Riddle: Connecticut’s Pioneering Woman Architect

Despite opposition from a male-dominated profession and a lack of formal training, Theodate Pope Riddle became a pioneering female architect.


Illustrations showing each farmer's branding earmarks

Branding Law Enacted – Today in History: February 5

On February 5, 1644, Connecticut enacted the first branding law…


Over Time: Middlebury’s Historical Population

January 27, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Middlebury

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.



Quassy: One of the Last of the Old-Time Trolley Parks

Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury has been a staple in…


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