For the latter half of the 19th century and for much of the 20th century, Connecticut led the nation in pin production.Read
John Howard Hale came from a family of fruit growers in Glastonbury and developed a new type of peach that flourished in the harsh New England climate.Read
The town of Seymour was originally named Chuseville, before taking the name Humphreysville (after David Humphreys). It incorporated as Seymour in 1850.Read
Despite an accomplished political career, this Derby-born gentleman of means is best remembered for introducing Merino sheep to North America.Read
For approximately one hundred years, Connecticut’s “Black Governors” were used by white authorities to help maintain order among the black population.Read
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