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Dave Pelland on August 29th, 2010

A New Haven site that’s hosted a series of forts now bears the name of American Revolution hero Nathan Hale. Fort Nathan Hale Park is a 20-acre historic and recreational site on the eastern shore of New Haven Harbor. The park features reconstructions of American Revolution and Civil War forts as well as a statue […]

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Dave Pelland on August 27th, 2010

A Groton memorial honors World War II submarine veterans and the more than 3,600 submariners who lost their lives during the conflict. The largest feature of the World War II National Submarine Memorial on Bridge Street is the conning tower of the USS Flasher (SS-249). The Flasher, built by Groton’s Electric Boat and commissioned in […]

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Dave Pelland on August 25th, 2010

Milford honors submarine pioneer and local resident Simon Lake by displaying a submarine at a Milford Harbor marina. Simon Lake, a New Jersey native, lived in Milford between 1907 and his passing in 1945. Lake launched the first submarine to operate in open water, the Argonaut, Jr., in 1898. Between 1909 and 1923, Lake built […]

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Dave Pelland on August 23rd, 2010

The 1871 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Providence’s Kennedy Plaza is notable for its size and details, as well as the tribute it paid to Rhode Island’s African American Civil War veterans. The monument, directly in front of City Hall, stands in the plaza between where Fulton and Washington streets meet Dorrance Street. The monument […]

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Dave Pelland on August 16th, 2010

Update: We’ve published Faith and Freedom: The National Monument to the Forefathers, a book describing this magnificent monument in more detail. Learn more.   A granite monument standing 81 feet tall honors the first English settlers to land in Plymouth, Mass. The National Monument to the Forefathers stands in a state park on Allerton Street. […]

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Dave Pelland on August 11th, 2010

White Plains honors its Civil War veterans with a monument in a downtown park. The Soldiers’ Monument, dedicated in 1872, features the uncommon choice of a zinc statue of an infantryman standing atop a more-traditional granite base. A dedication on the monument’s front (west) face reads, “To the soldiers of White Plains who died in […]

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Dave Pelland on August 9th, 2010

Stonington honors the successful defense of the town against British warships during the War of 1812 with a granite monument. The 1830 obelisk, topped with a naval shell, stands in the borough of Stonington’s Cannon Square.  An inscription on the monument’s north face reads, “These two guns of 18 pounds caliber were heroically used to […]

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Dave Pelland on August 4th, 2010

UPDATE (Sept. 2010) — The West Haven Historical Society has canceled efforts to sell the Campbell monument site. We’ve revised the post to remove references to a potential sale. A monument in West Haven honors British adjutant who spared the life of a local minister during the American Revolution. The William Campbell monument  stands in […]

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Dave Pelland on August 2nd, 2010

A large monument marking the location of the county courthouse where New York proclaimed its independence stands in front of a former armory in White Plains, New York. The 1910 monument features a large bronze eagle atop granite blocks that served as part of the foundation of the first and second courthouse buildings to stand […]

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