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Of This Land

29th Colored Regiment Monument in New Haven

The Connecticut State Seal has three cultivated grape vines on it, each one holding a trio of juicy purple bunches.

“Why grape vines?” you ask, over all the native flora that might seem better suited for the honor. One answer …

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War and Peace

War and Peace

Monday is Memorial Day, and New Haven is packed with memorials year-round. Between 1887 and 1905, three separate monuments were erected to honor the Civil War, and they’re all still standing. There’s the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument atop East Rock …

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