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David Bacon

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

August 7, 2021 • Belief, Woodstock

On August 7, 1800, David Bacon, a native of Woodstock…


Fourth of July celebration, Woodstock, 1870

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

July 4, 2021 • Everyday Life, Woodstock

On July 4, 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant attended Independence…


Chamberlin Mill: A Woodstock Survivor

March 20, 2021 • Business and Industry, Woodstock

West Woodstock’s Chamberlin Mill is a rare example of a…


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

Boston Post Road Carved out Three Travel Routes through State

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


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

Andover to Woodstock: How Connecticut Ended Up with 169 Towns

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.


Over Time: Woodstock’s Historical Population

March 29, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Woodstock

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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