Tag Archives: history

Battle Lines

Early in the American Revolution, General George Washington had a 14th colony in mind: Canada. …

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At the Dawn

Quinnipiac was the name first given to the land that, on September 1, 1640, became known instead by English settlers as New Haven. Like its earliest moniker, only traces remain of the artifacts and histories of the city’s first people, …

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Central Air

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From hundreds of feet away on a cloudy August morning…

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Shirt Tales

Closed for good earlier this year, a cozy clothing shop on the corner of Elm and York Streets was the last local vestige of a once-mighty local company. …

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Steady Progress

“Steady Eddie” was his nickname, and his record shows why. Tennis player Eddie van Beverhoudt (pictured right, above) won the Greater New Haven City Open men’s singles title 18 times between 1949 and 1970 and enjoyed a run of more …

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House of Repute

A few blocks from the Guilford Town Green, stately houses line quiet streets. Most have wide, sprawling lawns. Some have barns behind them, long since converted into garages or sheds. Many are quite old, from the Victorian era or …

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Heating Up

“It is hot,” began a story on the front page of the New Haven Evening Register on August 5, 1896. That simple statement marked the beginning of one of New Haven’s worst recorded heat waves. …

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Opened House

Three years ago came a tornado. Two years after that, a pandemic. But those are just the most recent trials for Hamden’s 1792 Jonathan Dickerman House. …

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City Planner

Googling “George Dudley Seymour” may lead you to George Dudley Seymour State Park in Haddam, a popular spot for hiking and birding on the banks of the Connecticut River. But…

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That’s Him!

“The Art Institute was yesterday afternoon the scene of a delicate and interesting experiment, upon the result of which a personal reputation may be said to have rested and certainly upon which the merit of a work of presumptive art …

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