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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 December 28th, 2009

Fairfield honors local veterans with a large honor roll display on the town’s historic green. The honor roll features seven large panels with the names of local residents who served in the nation’s 20th century wars as well as on the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Starting at the far left, the Korea war […]

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Dave Pelland on March 9th, 2009

Two monuments in Fairfield commemorate the Great Swamp Fight, during which English settlers defeated Native Americans on July 13, 1637.   The Swamp Fight was the last major action in a series of battles between the Pequot tribe and English settlers over land and trade in southern New England and Long Island Sound.  During a […]

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