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German American Bund parade

Southbury Takes On the Nazis

In the late 1930s, in an attempt to avoid a…

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Map detail from Turnpikes of Connecticut,

Oxford: From Paths to Pikes

October 22, 2020 • Derby, Oxford, Southbury, Transportation, Woodbury

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

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Somoff Cottage

A Russian Village Retreat in Southbury

Located in the southwest corner of Southbury, nestled between Interstate…

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Wallace Nutting, The Shadow of the Blossoms

Past Perfect: Wallace Nutting Invents an Ideal Olde New England

In the early 1900s consumers bought photographs, furniture, and books from a former minister who skillfully sold the fantasy of simpler times as an antidote to modern life.

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Elm Arcade, Temple Street, New Haven

A Beautiful and Goodly Tree: The Rise and Fall of the American Elm

Almost every Connecticut town of any size has an Elm Street, named for the popular trees that grew in abundance until a fungal infestation greatly diminished their numbers.

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Over Time: Southbury’s Historical Population

January 10, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Southbury

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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Video – Home Front: A State Divided as War Looms in Europe

This excerpt from the Connecticut Experience series provides a glimpse into the people, places, and events that have shaped our state’s history.

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Columbite

The Industrial Might of Connecticut Pegmatite

Mining for grit and sparkle.

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