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Dave Pelland on July 22nd, 2011

Today we continue our look at the monuments along Bristol’s Memorial Boulevard. The newest Memorial Boulevard monument was dedicated in 2011 to honor Bristol’s Civil War veterans. Bristol dedicated a brownstone Civil War monument in 1866 in the city’s West Cemetery (one of the earliest in the state), and added a the Memorial Boulevard monument […]

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Dave Pelland on July 19th, 2011

Bristol honors its war heroes and veterans with a collection of monuments along a tree-lined avenue and park. Bristol’s Memorial Boulevard was dedicated in 1921 to honor the city’s World War I veterans. Over the years, the collection of monuments has grown to honor the service of Bristol’s veterans as well as the sacrifice of […]

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Dave Pelland on April 9th, 2010

Bristol honors its Civil War veterans with an 1866 brownstone obelisk that’s one of the state’s earliest monuments commemorating the conflict. The monument, on a hilltop in the city’s West Cemetery, was dedicated in January of 1866, making it perhaps the second Civil War monument in Connecticut. (The 1863 monument in Kensington is believed to […]

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