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Dave Pelland on August 6th, 2017

The Soldiers’ Monument in Ansonia’s Pine Grove Cemetery was dedicated in 1876 to honor local heroes killed in the Civil War.

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Dave Pelland on September 17th, 2010

Ansonia honors veterans lost in the nation’s 20th Century Wars with a collection of monuments near City Hall. Veterans’ Memorial Park, immediately next to City Hall, features a large granite monument inset with three polished black granite panels. A dedication on the front (west) face of the monument’s central section reads, “This memorial is dedicated […]

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Dave Pelland on February 10th, 2010

Ansonia honors the hiding of provisions from invading British troops with a monument in its Pork Hollow neighborhood. The monument, near the corner of Wakelee Avenue and Pork Hollow Street, was dedicated in 1901 to  commemorate an 1777 incident during which military supplies and food were hidden from British troops. The provisions, stored in a […]

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Dave Pelland on January 11th, 2010

The author of the children’s classic “Black Beauty” is honored with a memorial fountain outside the Ansonia Public Library. The library and the fountain, at the corner of Cottage Avenue and South Cliff Street, were both donated by Caroline Phelps Stokes to honor her parents as well as her grandfather, Ansonia founder Anson Phelps. The […]

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Dave Pelland on January 8th, 2010

An Ansonia neighborhood honors residents who have served in recent wars with a granite monument on a small hillside. The Woodbridge Avenue Honor Roll, near the intersection with Visselli Court (named after the first resident lost in World War II), is the latest version of a monument that started informally during the Second World War […]

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Dave Pelland on July 15th, 2009

An 1876 monument in Ansonia’s Pine Grove Cemetery honors the service of local heroes killed in the Civil War. The monument features a statue of an artillery officer standing atop a granite base. A dedication on the rear (south) side of the monument reads “Ansonia’s tribute to the memory of her sons who gave their […]

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