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This exhibition at the Connecticut Historical Society (October 2012 - March 2013) presents the work of three female photographers, who came from very different places in Connecticut history and... More > society. Each of their photographs is a record of personal and local history, a picture of the people, landscapes, and buildings of Connecticut. Together they reveal how women have taken part in amateur and professional photography from the late 1800s into the mid 1900s.< Less
Historic Towns of the Connecticut River Valley
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Some of the towns and topics covered in this text include: The Connecticut Valley Before Its Settlement, New England Indians, Old Saybrook, Yale College, Captain Kidd, Old Lyme, Clinton, Haddam &... More > East Haddam, Middletown, Wesleyan University, Middlefield, Chatham, East Hampton, Portland, Wethersfield, The Nott Family, Newington, Glastenbury, Farmington, Berlin, Hartford, Manchester, Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, Suffield, Enfield, Springfield, Westfield, Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton, Hadley, Hatfield, Amherst, Deerfield, Greenfield, Northfield, Hinsdale, Vernon, Brattleboro, Westmoreland, Walpole, Westminster, Charlestown, Springfield, Weathersfield, Claremont, and more!< Less
THE SIGNS OF CONNECTICUT
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If you are a true Nutmegger you have probably seen them in passing. You know, those blue signs that have the names of Connecticut's towns on them. Each town has one. The signs can be found on the... More > town green, near the town hall, or next to that first congregational church. There are 169 signs, one sign to represent each town in the state. Each of the signs explains the history of the town and its founding fathers. Some even tell an interesting story or two. Over a thirteen-year period I visited each of Connecticut's towns and took pictures of these signs. Along the way, I met interesting people, discovered little-known facts, and saw things I never knew existed in Connecticut. This is a story about the town signs of Connecticut and the adventures I had while searching for them. Now sit back, enjoy, and learn about the signs of Connecticut.< Less
Slow Travels - Connecticut
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This edition of the Slow Travels series explores America's history along U.S. Highways in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. U.S. Highway 1, the route of the early Boston Post Road, hosts... More > the traveler from the New Hampshire State Line to New York. U.S. Highway 5 travels the Connecticut River Valley through Springfield and Hartford on its way to the Long Island Sound at New Haven. U.S. Highway 44 travels across northern Connecticut from the Rhode Island Line to New York. Detailed lists of historic sites and landmarks along these highways are provided. Also included are GPS listings for the more adventurous and tech savvy.< Less
Lighthouses: Connecticut & Block Island
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Join author and photographer Kevin Woyce for a tour of eleven historic lighthouses, nine along the Connecticut coast and two on picturesque Block Island. Discover how and why these lights were built,... More > and meet the brave men and women who kept them shining. Illustrated throughout with original black & white photographs. Chapter One: Norwalk - Chapter Two: New Haven - Chapter Three: Bridgeport - Chapter Four: Stratford - Chapter Five: New London - Chapter Six: Stonington - Chapter Seven: Block Island. Kevin Woyce is an author, photographer, and lecturer. He lives in Lyndhurst, NJ, and frequently speaks throughout New Jersey and southern New York on a variety of historical topics. His books include "Jersey Shore History & Facts" and "Niagara: River of Wonders."< Less
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The work is a very early example of time travel in literature, anticipating by six years... More > H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine of 1895 (however, unlike Wells, Twain does not give any real explanation of his protagonist’s traveling in time). Some early editions are entitled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur.< Less
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The novel explains the tale of Hank Morgan who after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself... More > inexplicably transported back to the time of the legendary King Arthur. Hank is ridiculed at King Arthur's court for his strange appearance and dress and is sentenced by King Arthur's court (particularly the magician Merlin) to burn at the stake on 22 June. The date of the burning coincides with a historical solar eclipse in the year 528, of which Hank had learned in his earlier life. While in prison he informs the King that he will blot out the sun if he is executed. While the book pokes fun at contemporary society, the main thrust is a satire of romanticized ideas of chivalry, and of the idealization of the Middle Ages common in the novels of Sir Walter Scott. Twain had a particular dislike for Scott, blaming his kind of romanticism of battle for the southern states deciding to fight the American Civil War.< Less
Volume 3905, List of Brazilian models --- List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Connecticut
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Volume 3905, List of Brazilian models---List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Connecticut Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation... More > of human knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the inhuman scale of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to Lulu.com for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less
Slow Travels: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island
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This edition of the Slow Travels series explores America's history along U.S. Highways in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. U.S. Highway 1, the route of the early Boston Post Road, hosts... More > the traveler from the New Hampshire State Line to New York. U.S. Highway 5 travels the Connecticut River Valley through Springfield and Hartford on its way to the Long Island Sound at New Haven. U.S. Highway 20 explores the expanse of Massachusetts, from Boston to Pittsfield and the New York Line. Finally, U.S. Highway 44 travels across northern Connecticut from the Rhode Island Line to New York. Detailed lists of historic sites and landmarks along these highways, as well as the cities of Boston, Providence, Newport, Hartford, and New Haven, are provided. Also included are GPS listings for the more adventurous and tech savvy. This Second edition includes additional and reformatted maps, as well as text navigation for ease of use.< Less
Early Lands of the Rogers Family in the Foxtown Area (Millington Society) of East Haddam, Connecticut
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This is a 75 page monograph describing the East Haddam land ownerships and family history of some descendants of Adam Rogers, the mulatto, of New London, Connecticut. For those not related to this... More > family, it provides insight into historical factors that affected other residents of the area. The period covered is from 1741-1833. Includes 3 1/2 page Index, graphical illustrations of ownerships, and maps. (Shipping cost may be minimized by choosing "USPS Media Mail" when you choose the delivery method, although it may take longer to reach you.)< Less
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