Reminiscences of Bean Hill, Norwich, CT -- from the
Connecticut Quarterly, Volume III (1897).
Today a part of the city of
Norwich, clearly Bean Hill had at one time a distinct identity of its
own – one that was worthy of reminiscence. We were happy to find this
article (really two articles, in consecutive numbers of the
Connecticut Quarterly) for those who might wish to share in
reminiscences more than a century old. Download now, in PDF
format, 23++ pages, $3.25.
Anniversary of the Town of Colchester, Connecticut: 1698 -
1973 -- Program of Events. Colchester’s
275th was marked by a celebration lasting more than a week,
and this document served as the program for all of it. As well as the
customary letters from elected officials, the summary town history, and
the list of donors, there are many photographs of Colchester buildings,
and many pages of ads by local businesses. Also included is some
ephemera – found items including a newspaper clipping, a tag inviting
one to “tie one on” at the celebration, and a program of an historical
fashion show conducted by the Colchester Women’s Club in honor of the
275th Anniversary. 78+ pages, including ephemera.
In PDF format, download now for $4.75.
New London, Old Whaling Port -- an article
from the Connecticut Quarterly (1897) dealing primarily with aspects of
New London's history in the world of whaling that was vanishing at the time the
article appeared. 16+ pages, including
photographs, PDF format, download now
Early Lebanon, CT -- an article from
Volume II of the Connecticut Quarterly (1896) about the early years of
this community. 12+ pages, including
photographs, PDF format. Download now for $3.75
Bacon Academy -- an article from Volume II
of the Connecticut Quarterly (1896) about the origins and near-first
century of this Colchester school. Founded as a private school for the
children of the town, and noted for its eminent graduates, it is now the name
attached to the town's public high school. 21+ pages with abundant
photographs, PDF format. Download now for $3.00.
Preston: Early Homes and Families -- a
nice booklet from the Preston Historical Society (1968) providing photos of old
houses in town as well as information about the families who built and
subsequently owned them. Useful for anyone with an interest in Preston, in
colonial architecture, or the kind of project a town historical society can
undertake with great results. 94+ pages, in PDF format. Download now
Delegates' Reports: CT Board of Agriculture
(1869) -- The report from the
New London County delegate begins on page 10 of this document. See our
Connecticut miscellany page for more information.