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The Clam Box, postcard by Cliff Scofield, ca. 1950s

Lobsters and Oysters and Clams: A Short History of Seafood in Connecticut

The ocean’s bounty has been savored along the Connecticut coastline for as long as humans have been around to bring it on shore.


John Warner Barber, Public square or green, in New Haven

A Separate Place: The New Haven Colony, 1638-1665

In 1638, Puritan leader John Davenport led a group of settlers out of Boston, ultimately founding what became the New Haven Colony.


Hartford Jai Alai players, 1976

“The Basque Game in Town”: The Heyday of Jai Alai in Connecticut

Organized jai alai came to Connecticut in the 1970s, but charges of corruption, along with the emergence of Connecticut casinos, soon brought the sport to an end in the Nutmeg State.


Postcard of Charles Island, Milford, CT

A Good Spot and a Healthy Place: A Short History of Charles Island

Before becoming a part of Silver Sands State Park, Milford’s Charles Island served as everything from a luxury resort to the home of a fertilizer factory.


NFL Great, Andy Robustelli of Stamford

Stamford native Andy Robustelli played professional football for the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants, winning several championships and individual awards over the course of his career.


The Ku Klux Klan in Connecticut

The KKK first organized in Connecticut during the 1920s. Promoting themselves as part of the nativist movement, support for the organization dwindled rapidly, but still lingers.


The Bryan-Andrew House, Orange

The Bryan-Andrew House: Still Standing After All These Years

Believed to be the oldest house in Orange, the Bryan-Andrew…


Over Time: Milford’s Historical Population

December 10, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Milford

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.


A family outing in the Woodmont section of Milford, September, 1887

Connecticut’s Sleepy Hollow

April 18, 2013 • Folklore, Milford, Popular Culture

Was Washington Irving’s famous schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, modeled after a man who once called Milford home?


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