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Nicholas Grillo and his Thornless Rose

Nicholas Grillo was a self-made floriculturist who earned international acclaim for developing the world’s first thornless hybrid tea rose.

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Joseph Hopkins Twichell: Asylum Hill’s Religious Leader and Mark Twain’s Closest Friend

Inspired by his friendship with Mark Twain, Joseph Twichell took up such causes as labor rights, immigration, education, and interfaith advocacy.

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Batman and the Outsiders #1, cover art by Jim Aparo

Drawn to Superheroes

For decades Southington was home to one of the most…

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Boyhood home of Amos Bronson Alcott, Wolcott

Amos Bronson Alcott Changes the Way Connecticut Children Learn

Amos Bronson Alcott was an educator and reformer born in…

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An Orderly & Decent Government: Searching for the Common Good, 1866-1887

In 1873, the legislature began to look more closely at the problems of Connecticut’s workers.

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Amos Shepard, Plantsville, Design for a Wrench Member

The “Perfect Handle” Hatchet – Who Knew?

…that in the early 1900s, H.D. Smith and Company of…

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Levi B. Frost House, Southington

The Frost House Once Offered Travelers a Warm Welcome

On Marion Avenue in the southwest corner of Southington sits…

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Over Time: Southington’s Historical Population

January 3, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Southington

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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Frost Bolt Company employees

Southington Industry: From Nuts to Bolts

At first glance, the town of Southington appears to be…

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Public library, Southington

A History of Libraries Speaks Volumes About Southington

While it is not uncommon in the modern era for…

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