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Connecticut Pin Makers

For the latter half of the 19th century and for much of the 20th century, Connecticut led the nation in pin production.


John Howard Hale: Glastonbury’s Peach King

May 12, 2022 • Agriculture, Glastonbury, Seymour, Work

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.


Seymour was Chusetown – Who Knew?

November 15, 2021 • Derby, Seymour

The town of Seymour was originally named Chuseville, before taking the name Humphreysville (after David Humphreys). It incorporated as Seymour in 1850.


David Humphreys

David Humphreys, Soldier, Statesman, and Agricultural Innovator

Despite an accomplished political career, this Derby-born gentleman of means is best remembered for introducing Merino sheep to North America.


A return of the number of inhabitants in the State of Connecticut

Connecticut’s Black Governors

For approximately one hundred years, Connecticut’s “Black Governors” were used by white authorities to help maintain order among the black population.


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