David Bacon

Home Missionary Society’s First Missionary – Today in History: August 7

August 7, 2018

On August 7, 1800, David Bacon, a native of Woodstock and a minister with the Home Missionary Society of Connecticut,... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Belief, Woodstock

Fourth of July celebration, Woodstock, 1870

President Grant Celebrates Independence Day in Woodstock – Today in History: July 4

July 4, 2017

On July 4, 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant attended Independence Day celebrations at Roseland Cottage in Woodstock. His host, Woodstock-native... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Everyday Life, Woodstock

Detail from a map of Connecticut and Rhode Island, with Long Island Sound, 1776

Boston Post Road Carved out Three Travel Routes through State

November 25, 2016

The forerunners of Connecticut’s three interstate highways began as rugged postal routes in the 1600s. …[more]

Categories: Bolton, Colonization and Settlement, Tolland, Transportation, Woodstock

Map of the state of Connecticut showing Indian trails, villages and sachemdoms

Andover to Woodstock: How Connecticut Ended Up with 169 Towns

June 15, 2016

Religious mandates, the difficulties of colonial-era travel, and industrialization are a few of the forces that gave rise to the proliferation of towns in our state. …[more]

Categories: Andover, Belief, Environment, Politics and Government, Pomfret, The State, Woodstock

Over Time: Woodstock’s Historical Population

March 29, 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: Woodstock

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