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The southeast block of West Street, Litchfield as it looked in the Civil War era, 1867

The Peace Movement in Litchfield

Connecticut saw no combat on its soil during the Civil War. Yet, the conflict left its mark on the state in ways that historians are still sorting out. This account details the war’s impact on two Connecticut towns.

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Hidden Nearby: The Bantam Lake Ice House

In the days before refrigerators, Bantam Lake served a vital function as a supplier of ice that local residents used to preserve food when temperatures began to rise.

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Connecticut State Park Picture Plan

Preserving Connecticut’s Natural Beauty: Connecticut’s First State Parks

Sherwood Island, Mount Tom, Macedonia Brook, and Kent Falls are among the earliest lands set aside for public enjoyment as the parks movement took hold in the state.

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Morris Academy

Hidden Nearby: The Morris Academy

November 29, 2018 • Timothy Dwight, Education, Goshen, Morris

Rare for his time, educator James Morris accepted both boys and girls as students.

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View of Camp Columbia, Morris

Hidden Nearby: Camp Columbia State Park in Morris

April 8, 2014 • Education, Environment, Morris

Once an engineering field school for Columbia University, this former campus presents a study in change and adaptation.

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Over Time: Morris’ Historical Population

January 10, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Morris

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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