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Stone Turned

It was 1822. The population of the United States had just crossed 10 million. James Monroe was in his second term as president, having won all but a single electoral vote. In New Haven, cattle-grazing had been banished from the …

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Coming Undone

When we last withdrew from the saga of New Havener Benedict Arnold, it was early in the morning on September 22, 1780. Arnold was meeting, face-to-face for the first time, the man who’d been receiving his secret messages behind enemy …

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The Plot Thickens

When we last departed New Havener Benedict Arnold in the spring of 1779, the twice-injured American war hero, then commanding the colonial capital Philadelphia, was under siege, and not by the British. …

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Turning Points

The procession was attended with a numerous concourse of people, who after expressing their abhorrence of the treason and the traitor, committed him to the flames, and left both the effigy and the original to sink into ashes and oblivion. 

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Reasonable Doubts

When we last left New Havener Benedict Arnold, it was August 1775. …

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Lots and Lots

Finding and claiming a piece of local history is like panning a river for gold, except, in the Information Age, you can do it from home while wearing your jammies. …

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Paper Trail

On paper, New Havener Benedict Arnold is America’s most infamous traitor.

In the papers, he was so much more.…

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Hall Past

Rising over the New Haven Green with Victorian Gothic towers and windows, and surrounded by less vintage constructions, New Haven City Hall strikes an immortal pose. So it’s hard to believe that its time was once up. …

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Enrolling with the Punches

Once she discovered the “sharp edges” of a history “sanded down,” author Anne Gardiner Perkins couldn’t turn back. …

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Vocal Locals

These are the tales of two crooners. One hailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, and picked up a close pal in New Haven along the way to becoming one of the most famous singers of the 20th century. The other is …

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