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Story of the "Great Elm" (1750-1950)

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 2, 2011 11:53 AM

The following article, written by Jared B. Standish in 1959, is from the archives of Wethersfield Historical Society.According to a...

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The Wethersfield Elms

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:06 PM

The following article, written by John C. Willard in December 1968, is from the archives of Wethersfield Historical Society.Not many...

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About the Authors: Jared B. Standish & John C. Willard

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:08 PM

JARED BUTLER STANDISH (1866-1961) was a nationally known wood engraver and student of early Connecticut history.  With Mrs. Standish he...

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"Het Up For Fair"

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:24 PM

"Your ear for a minute, please, a bit of space in your paper if possible in these days of shortage,...

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All According to Plan

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:28 PM

One-half century later, on August 8, 1995 Wethersfield Mayor Daniel Camilliere proclaimed, "WHEREAS, Now in 1995, attendance records continue to...

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A Wooded Setting of Rare Beauty

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:31 PM

"The second known corne-mill in the New-England, operated by Leonard Chester 1637-48 and the saw-pit were located upon Two Stone...

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The First Parcel

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:34 PM

"Acquisition of Mill Woods property for conversion to a public park by CWA [Civil Works Administration] labor is impossible because...

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Due to Public Demand

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:35 PM

In his memoir "Wethersfield Summers" published in "Articles from the Community" on the Wethersfield Historical Society website Dr. Tom Gworek...

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No Cows Using the Water

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:38 PM

The pool officially opened on June 15, 1945.  In his memoir "Wethersfield Summers" Dr. Tom Gworek recalled:"We finally came to...

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Useless, Idle Land

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:41 PM

The June 15, 1946 Hartford Times announced that Mill Woods Park would officially open for its second season that day...

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Voting Booths and Swishing Water

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:44 PM

During the summer of 1948 "A refectory program at Mill Woods Park, instituted on 7/3/1948, was successfully conducted by Mrs....

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Unsolved Mysteries

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:46 PM

I was unable, however, to find the complete story on all of the proposed Mill Woods projects that are mentioned...

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Preserving the Open Characteristics of Residential Neighborhoods

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:48 PM

From the 1950's through 1970's (although not every year) Mill Woods Park was the site of the town's Fourth of...

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Providing for the Needs of Tomorrow

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:50 PM

"In the spring of 2001, the Town authorized funding for a comprehensive study and Master Plan of Mill Woods Park....with...

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Just a Little Bit of History Repeating

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 5, 2011 1:51 PM

Like the original opening of the Mill Woods swimming area, two other major changes to the park came about, at...

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Griswoldville Walk Photos

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 9, 2011 11:49 AM

Stones from original mill along the banks of Goff Brook.1800's cement dam.Dam into Bell PondStones from original earthen dam...

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About the Author: Jim Meehan

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 9, 2011 11:50 AM

Jim Meehan and his wife Marsha joined the Wethersfield Historical Society in 2006 after retiring from careers in Information Technology...

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A History of Franklin Avenue

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 9, 2011 11:51 AM

When Italy won the World Cup Soccer Championship in 2006, Italians from Hartford's suburbs rushed to their old home to...

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Horseradish King

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 19, 2011 2:21 PM

There used to be town meetings in Wethersfield.  At these meetings all town matters were presented and discussed.  One man...

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Horribles Parade

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 19, 2011 2:34 PM

"Parade of horribles" originally referred to a literal parade of people wearing comic and grotesque costumes, rather like the Philadelphia...

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About the Author: John C. Willard

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 19, 2011 2:54 PM

JOHN WILLARD's (1892-1976) contributions to his native community of Wethersfield, Ct., were many, and included his work on the Historic...

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1 Table of Contents

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 19, 2011 4:30 PM

Articles from the Community: The membership of Wethersfield Historical Society is passionate about the town's history, often inspiring individuals to...

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Supplementary Remarks on the Old Bridge

By Wethersfield Historical Society on September 23, 2011 11:13 AM

Supplementary remarks from WHS member John Oblak."I was fascinated to read about the Old Bridge Restaurant.  The owner's hometown of...

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