Washington

The Allied Market

Washington’s Sister Susie Society

August 5, 2017

The Sister Susie Society in Washington, Connecticut, started out as a reading circle but became a fundraising and World War I relief organization. …[more]

Categories: Emergence of Modern America, War and Defense, Washington, Women, World War I

Orville Platt Helps Define International Relations after the Spanish-American War

July 19, 2016

Orville Platt was a powerful Republican senator from Washington, Connecticut. He presented the Platt Amendment to Congress. …[more]

Categories: Emergence of Modern America, Meriden, Politics and Government, War and Defense, Washington

Food Needed to Win the War Comes from Washington

March 11, 2016

During World War I, the Town of Washington instituted a number of programs to increase food production and preservation to feed Allied armies and the European people, …[more]

Categories: Agriculture, Everyday Life, War and Defense, Washington, World War I

Connecticut State Park Picture Plan

Preserving Connecticut’s Natural Beauty: Connecticut’s First State Parks

July 16, 2015

Sherwood Island, Mount Tom, Macedonia Brook, and Kent Falls are among the earliest lands set aside for public enjoyment as the parks movement took hold in the state. …[more]

Categories: Environment, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, Sports and Recreation, The State, Washington, Westport

Testing the camping equipment on The Gunnery’s campus in Washington

Reading, Writing, and the Great Outdoors: Frederick Gunn’s School Transforms Victorian-era Education

July 18, 2014

In 1850, this educator, prominent abolitionist, and outdoorsman founded The Gunnery, a school in Washington, Connecticut. …[more]

Categories: Civil War, Education, Expansion and Reform, Slavery and Abolition, Sports and Recreation, Washington

Over Time: Washington’s Historical Population

January 27, 2014

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. …[more]

Categories: Washington

View in Batterson, Canfield & Co.'s Monumental Works

James G. Batterson, Stone Contractor

December 17, 2013

James G. Batterson, a native of Windsor, was an artist, inventor, and businessman. He supported both Governor Buckingham and President Lincoln during the Civil War, and afterward, helped commemorate the war through his proficiency with stone. …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Arts, Business and Industry, Civil War, Hartford, Historic Preservation, Washington, Windsor

Street sign for Gallows Lane

Gallows Lane and the Execution of Barnett Davenport

July 14, 2013

Tragic murders that shocked the town of Washington and revealed humanity's dark side.  …[more]

Categories: Crime and Punishment, Litchfield, Roger Sherman, Washington

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