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History Corner
  • History Corner: They Were Here

      Well, not exactly here, here but here in Connecticut. It’s little known that one of the heroes of ...

      Well, not exactly here, here but here in Connecticut. It’s little known that one of the heroes of the Revolutionary War visited our state. His name was the Marquis de Lafayette, a French aristo ...

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  • They Were On The Green…

    At one time, according to Mary Woodruff’s History of Orange, every family living near the church and Gree ...

    At one time, according to Mary Woodruff’s History of Orange, every family living near the church and Green kept a flock of geese, using it as a common place and when they met, there was a great bit of ...

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  • History Corner: Who Were They?

    As one drives by the cemetery, covered with snow, looking positively gloomy, we need to remember that the ...

    As one drives by the cemetery, covered with snow, looking positively gloomy, we need to remember that the gravestones on the north side hold stories of the folks that were our first settlers. Milford, ...

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  • History Corner: Let’s Do It Again…

    Now this is only MY opinion but with technology, we have lost some of the finer elements of our society; ...

    Now this is only MY opinion but with technology, we have lost some of the finer elements of our society; communication without a cell phone, iPhone, iPad etc. When we travel today, we use our phones t ...

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  • History Corner: What Shall We Do Now?

    The holidays are over, for the most part, and for some, it’s a let down because the momentum, to get ever ...

    The holidays are over, for the most part, and for some, it’s a let down because the momentum, to get everything ready, sets the feverish pace. Then, when the outdoor lights get put away and the tree m ...

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  • History Corner: In a Manner of Speaking…

    As I write this on the deadline date of the 4th, I am impelled to change my topic to one of the sign of t ...

    As I write this on the deadline date of the 4th, I am impelled to change my topic to one of the sign of the times…ill-mannered people. The holiday has only begun yet cars are vanishing before our eyes ...

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  • History Corner: It’s Time To Get Personal…

    I have written about dolls several times for the many years that I have authored the History Corner, but ...

    I have written about dolls several times for the many years that I have authored the History Corner, but several weeks ago I came home to retrieve my mail and in the box, in a plastic bag, was an old ...

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  • Cooking Colonial Style

    Harvest time during the 18th century was one of the busiest and most plentiful times of the year. What th ...

    Harvest time during the 18th century was one of the busiest and most plentiful times of the year. What they put away for the winter would have to last them until well into spring when early vegetables ...

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  • The American Girl Doll… A Phenomenon

    Created in 1986, the American Girl Doll portrays girls between the ages of 8 and 11 with a variety of eth ...

    Created in 1986, the American Girl Doll portrays girls between the ages of 8 and 11 with a variety of ethnic backgrounds beginning with Kaya, a Native American doll portraying the earliest of time. Ea ...

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  • History Corner: Can You Remember Them All?

    I can’t. You may wonder what I can’t remember. Well, it’s all of the interesting origins for slang that I ...

    I can’t. You may wonder what I can’t remember. Well, it’s all of the interesting origins for slang that I watched on television in the later hours of the evening on one of the history-type stations wh ...

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  • More “Old” News from the Academy…

    We left you with a cliffhanger in the suspicious death of George Gunn. The census record for 1860 lists a ...

    We left you with a cliffhanger in the suspicious death of George Gunn. The census record for 1860 lists a George Gunn, his wife Ann and 3 children. As the report states, George was poisoned in May of ...

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  • History Corner: What’s New At The Academy?

      Nothing is new at The Academy. Everything is old, including me! The Mary Woodruff Research Center, ...

      Nothing is new at The Academy. Everything is old, including me! The Mary Woodruff Research Center, located on the 2nd floor of The Academy, is a treasure trove of historical information, all fi ...

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  • Now It’s Your Turn…

    I’ve been asked, so many times by my readers, about how I find information for my stories and my answer i ...

    I’ve been asked, so many times by my readers, about how I find information for my stories and my answer is research. Not only has the Internet put the world’s history out there but also the Orange His ...

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  • History Corner: Where Did We Come From?

    Although the sign on the Green says Orange 1822, the land was not always Orange but a section of Milford ...

    Although the sign on the Green says Orange 1822, the land was not always Orange but a section of Milford referred to as North Milford. In his will dated November 24th 1720, Richard Bryan, the son of o ...

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