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History of Windham County, Connecticut, Volume 2
 
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Code: 101-L0960
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History of Windham County, Connecticut, Volume 2 - Ellen D. Larned. This volume covers the years 1740 to 1880. The section headed 1740-1775 includes material on Pomfret, Brooklyn Parish, Putnam, Malbone, Ashford, the Corbin Land Claim, Canterbury, Windham, Wyoming Emigration, Church affairs, social life, Scotland Parish, Canada Parish, school districts, Voluntown, Plainfield, Killingly, Thompson Parish, Chestnut Hill, Woodstock, troubles with Massachusetts, and more. The section headed 1764-1783 describes Windham County in the Revolution; after which the section headed 1783-1807 relates post-war progress and prosperity, politics, early newspapers, changes, turnpikes, the visit from President Washington, bridges, the Plainfield Academy, trials of Baptists, emigration to Ohio, counterfeiting, affairs in Thompson, Voluntown, Sterling and Woodstock, thief-detecting, murder, and the social condition. The section headed 1807-1820 describes the development of manufacturing and industry, in between church affairs and reports of fatal accidents, thefts and whipping, fun and fishing, and various controversies. The section headed 1820-1845 describes the courts, temperance work, an execution, schools, Canterbury in danger, Plainfield, Voluntown, Sterling, Windham, Willimantic Village, Chaplin, Hampton, Ashford, Eastford Parish, Woodstock, Thompson, Killingly and Pomfret. Finally, the section headed 1840-1880 gives the present outlook of many of the places above named. Four appendices supply origins of town names, the English report of Putnam's Wolf Fight, the Battle of the Frogs, and a Relic of Slavery. (1880), reprint, 5x8, paper, indices, 600 pp.
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L0960
ISBN: 0788409603
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