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Silas Brooks, Balloonist

This Connecticut native earned fame as a crowd-pleasing musician, showman, and aeronaut.

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Birthplace of Seth Thomas

Seth Thomas Works Around the Clock in Wolcott

Seth Thomas was a Connecticut native who became a pioneer…

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Over Time: Plymouth’s Historical Population

April 10, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Plymouth

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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The Eli Terry Clock

Workers at the Eli Terry Clock Factory 1850

Connecticut manufacturer Eli Terry was born in 1772. He began working…

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Shelf clock by Eli Terry

The Life of Chauncey Jerome: An Insider’s Look at What Made Early Bristol Tick

A glimpse at clock making in Connecticut from Chauncey Jerome’s 1860 autobiography

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Clock works by Daniel Burnap

Marking Time: Early Connecticut Innovations Transform Clock Making

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Connecticut played a major role in transforming clock making from a time-intensive handcraft into a mass-production industry.

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