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Route Canal

A bridge on the Farmington Canal Trail

Ah, the poor Farmington Canal—it never stood a chance.

Construction on the waterway began in 1825 in an effort to improve transport throughout central Connecticut and into Massachusetts. The canal’s financiers hoped that the route, which officially opened in 1835 …

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A Walk Down Whalley

A Walk Down Whalley

Whalley (pronounced “WAY-ly”) Avenue is the Rodney Dangerfield of New Haven thoroughfares: it gets no respect. For most of the drivers navigating it, the avenue is simply a means to an end, the quickest route from point A to point …

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