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Through a Different Lens By Tasha Caswell, Connecticut Historical Society
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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 By George S. Roberts
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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 By Thomas Fatone
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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 By Lyn Wilkerson
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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
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court By Mark Twain
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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
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court By Mark Twain
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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
Slow Travels: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island By Lyn Wilkerson
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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 By James A. Rogers
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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
Early Lands of the Rogers Family in the Foxtown Area (Millington Society) of East Haddam, Connecticut By James A. Rogers
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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
The Leatherman Comes to Town By Lisa Acerbo
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Long ago in Connecticut, a mysterious man in a patched leather suit roamed the countryside. Living in local caves for many years with only a handmade pipe and a French prayer book, the man came to be... More > known as the Leatherman. The Leatherman never spoke a word to the many people who faithfully watched his travels year after year. His death occurred after a terrible blizzard in 1889. Who could have guessed that he would return many years later and haunt two unsuspecting sisters? Dominique and Jessica never thought their weekend trip could be spoiled by the return of an evil spirit. Could this ghost be real? The two girls must discover the truth about the Leatherman before chaos erupts. After witnessing a robbery, the sisters investigate the past and learn of the Leatherman’s background. They find a cave he once inhabited, meet a strange librarian full of secrets and are pursued by the ghost before finally solving this mystery in history.< Less