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Oxford: From Paths to Pikes

October 22, 2020 • Derby, Oxford, Southbury, Transportation, Woodbury

When colonists first settled around Oxford, Connecticut, roads consisted of…


Adeline Gray at the Pioneer Parachute Company, Manchester

First Human Test of a Nylon Parachute – Today in History: June 6

On June 6, 1942, Adeline Gray made the first jump…


Merino Sheep

Textile Mills in Oxford Dominated Early Industry

Domestic wool production is one of the oldest industries in…


Over Time: Oxford’s Historical Population

January 27, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Oxford

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.


Oxford Agricultural Society Premium List, Oxford Agricultural Fair 1875

Establishing Roots in Oxford

October 14, 2012 • Agriculture, Oxford

From its earliest colonial days the area in and around…


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