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Israel Putnam: A Youthful Trailblazer Turned Colonial Militiaman

Israel Putnam served with distinction in the Seven Years’ War and in the Revolutionary War, particularly at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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James Abbott McNeil Whistler’s Life in Pomfret

by Christina Volpe As one of the most well-known American…

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Early Church Bell Founders

Church bells served many important functions in early New England. Consequently, skilled bellfounders in Connecticut found themselves in high demand.

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Map of the state of Connecticut showing Indian trails, villages and sachemdoms

Andover to Woodstock: How Connecticut Ended Up with 169 Towns

Religious mandates, the difficulties of colonial-era travel, and industrialization are a few of the forces that gave rise to the proliferation of towns in our state.

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George Washington Slept Here

George Washington Slept Here (Just Perhaps Not Well)

Within the heritage tourism industry, it is not uncommon to…

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Over Time: Pomfret’s Historical Population

March 28, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Pomfret

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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Putnam’s Cave or Wolf Den

The Last Wolf in Connecticut

February 1, 2014 • Israel Putnam, Folklore, Pomfret

There are many versions of the story of Israel Putnam and the wolf, but the original is found in a book first published in Hartford in 1788 while Putnam was still alive.

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Bara-Hack, Pomfret

Eerie Remains of an 18th-Century Settlement in Pomfret

May 4, 2013 • Belief, Folklore, Pomfret

Located in the Ragged Hills section of Pomfret are the…

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