Tag Archives: history

Prank Recalling

Prepare yourself for today’s tricks, jokes and hoaxes by learning about yesterday’s.

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Household Name

Experience a different kind of cabin fever with this story from 2017.

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Cough Medicine

As the city contends with the coronavirus pandemic, we’re reaching back into our archives—this time all the way to 2014, when we told the story of New Haven’s triumph over another epidemiological menace.

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For the Count

When the nation’s first census was taken in 1790, New Haven was the 17th-most populous city in America, with 4,487 inhabitants. The 24th decennial count this year will…

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Old Flames

“My Own Dear Addie—” William Augur wrote on October 27, 1861, from the steamship Illinois…

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Smoke Signals

The air is spiced with smoke inside The Owl Shop on College Street, where patrons are puffing on their favorite cigars. It’s a vestige of an earlier New Haven, where…

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Accounts Received

The date was May 2, 1979, and Renée Hartman was telling her story. …

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Twists and Turns

When you hear the satisfying pop of a cork this holiday season, you might think of 19th-century entrepreneur Philos Blake. …

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For the Moment

Before there was Thanksgiving, there were Thanksgivings…

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Bits and Pieces

One of the most valuable collections at the New Haven Museum’s Whitney Library isn’t a set of rare manuscripts or first editions. …

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