Tag Archives: history

Point in Time

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The eponymous lighthouse on Lighthouse Point hasn’t been lit since 1877. …

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Equal Terms

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On January 29, 1864, a “large, well-formed and dignified man” stepped onto a “sort of rude balcony” at Grape Vine Point, where the Mill River meets the Quinnipiac. …

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Smoke Signals

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

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Entertainment Center

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Few buildings in New Haven have stirred more sentiment—positive or negative—than the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum. …

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Founding Mothers

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Having led their flock to a shared new haven in 1638, the minister John Davenport and the merchant Theophilus Eaton are considered New Haven’s founding fathers. But the men, women and children who…

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Backpedaling

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I want to ride my bicycle.
I want to ride my bike.
I want to ride my bicycle.
I want to ride it where I like.

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Supply and Demand

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Today is Powder House Day in New Haven, but unless you already knew that, you wouldn’t know it. …

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Hiding in Plain Sight

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“I do not want it anywhere hidden,” Charles Strong wrote of Yale’s proposed memorial to alumni who died in the Civil War. “I want it out in the open.” …

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Another Elm City

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While he was the president of Yale College in the early 1800s, the theologian, writer and horticulturist Timothy Dwight did a lot of traveling, wherever horse and cart might take him. One of his favorite destinations…

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Brown Bearing

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Once you know about it, you see it everywhere. …

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