Category Archives: historical geography

What do you need to form a fire company (in 1837)?

Today was lovely, featuring a romp through several boxes of nineteenth-century Connecticut legislative records and lunch with colleagues (only one of whom was the one I’m married to). The answer to the question posed in the title has several parts.  … Continue reading

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Small towns in Connecticut

Recently I had occasion to research the history of the town of Hartland, Connecticut, and discovered that in 1930, its population was 296 – which made it only the second smallest town in the state (Union had 196 residents). That … Continue reading

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