Tag Archives: John Davenport

Distant Relativity


This day in 1638, New Haven’s Puritan settlers arrived. Get to know them a little with this 17th-century story from 2017.

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Founding Mothers


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

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Distant Relativity

Quaker James Nailor being punished

The Puritans who settled New Haven did so in part to worship as they pleased. But they weren’t necessarily willing to offer that freedom to others…

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Under the Trees

Beech at East Rock Park

Santa (or FedEx) may deliver our Christmas presents, but Christmas trees present them. Festooned and alight, Christmas trees make the Christmas gifts beneath them more inviting and exciting, right up to the final handoff. …

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Give and Take

300th anniversary medallion. Image courtesy of Robert S. Greenberg Collection of New Haven History.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

We might suggest an addition: that the important people in your life generally get your name right.…

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Danger Zone

Rob Greenberg at construction site

Several small boats, heavy with passengers and household goods, moved slowly up the West Creek. The men looked curiously at the bank, and at the rude dwelling which the hardy members of their advance party had constructed months before. The

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Whalley, Goffe and Dixwell intersection

History is written in the streets of New Haven.

There’s Ella T. Grasso Boulevard, named after Connecticut’s first female governor who, in 1975, was also the country’s first female…

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