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Dave Pelland on July 26th, 2010

Prospect honors its war veterans with a monument in a small park just off Prospect Road (Route 68). The Soldier’s Monument, completed in 1906 but dedicated the following year, features an infantryman standing atop a granite base decorated with bronze plaques and a Grand Army of the Republic medal. A dedication plaque on the monument’s […]

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Dave Pelland on July 23rd, 2010

Bethany honors its veterans with a Wall of Honor in a local park as well as a monument outside Town Hall. The Wall of Honor stands in a small plaza near the entrance to Veterans Memorial Park on Beacon Road (Route 42). The polished granite panels list 145 names of local veterans. The monument, which […]

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Dave Pelland on July 19th, 2010

Beacon Falls honors its military veterans with a monument on the grounds of Town Hall. The Beacon Falls Veterans Monument, on Maple Street near the corner of Burton Road, stands outside the town’s municipal building. The undated granite monument, sponsored by the local Lions Club and American Legion post, bears a dedication on its front […]

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Dave Pelland on July 14th, 2010

New Haven honors its firefighters with a monument and burial plot in the city’s Evergreen Cemetery. A dedication plaque on the front (east) face of the 1877 Firemen’s Monument reads, “Erected to the memory of the firefighters of the city of New Haven by the Firemen’s Benevolent Association.” The east face also features plaque commemorating […]

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Dave Pelland on July 12th, 2010

A recently restored powder house in Fairfield was built in 1814 to help the town defend itself against possible British invasion during the War of 1812. The powder house, which stands behind Tomlinson Middle School on Fairfield’s Unquowa Road, is believed to be the only remaining example in Connecticut of numerous such buildings used to […]

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Dave Pelland on July 8th, 2010

Nathan Hale’s brief tenure as an East Haddam schoolmaster is honored with a local monument as well as the schoolhouse in which he taught. The Nathan Hale bust, dedicated in 1905, stands in the original location of the schoolhouse in what is now a small triangular park at the intersection of Main Street (Route 149) […]

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