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Oxford: From Paths to Pikes

October 22, 2019 • Derby, Oxford, Southbury, Transportation, Woodbury

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

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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…

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Merino Sheep

Textile Mills in Oxford Dominated Early Industry

Domestic wool production is one of the oldest industries in…

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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.

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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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