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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 May 24th, 2010

A large boulder in the Devon section of Milford once served as a lookout station during the American Revolution. Liberty Rock, the highest point in its neighborhood, was used during the revolution to observe nearby Long Island Sound as well as the Boston Post Road. The large boulder, originally known as Hog Rock, was renamed […]

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Dave Pelland on March 1st, 2010

Milford honors its founders and Native Americans with an 1889 bridge on the site of the city’s first mill.

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Dave Pelland on February 16th, 2010

During a break in the wet snow blanketing southern Connecticut today, we again visited the 1888 Soldiers’ and Sailor’s Monument honoring Milford’s Civil War veterans. Unlike the tulips and holiday lights we saw on earlier visits to the monument, wet snow clung to much of the monument, including the eagle on the front (east) face […]

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Dave Pelland on December 23rd, 2009

We’re paying a return visit to the 1888 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ monument on Milford’s green, and this time we’re including the holiday lights decorating the green. We first looked at the monument last February, when the green was covered with snow. And we paid a return visit to the monument in early May, when the […]

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Dave Pelland on October 2nd, 2009

Milford honors the common grave of 46 smallpox-infected Revolutionary War prisoners of war who died in the city in 1777 with a brownstone obelisk. The 1852 monument, in Milford Cemetery, honors infected Continental soldiers who were released onto a Milford beach on January 1, 1777 by British forces. Many of the soldiers were able to […]

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The first time we highlighted the 1888 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument on Milford’s green, it was early February and southern Connecticut was covered with what appeared at the time to be perpetual snow cover. Now that winter has gradually faded into spring, we noticed the impressive collection of flowers surrounding the base of the monument […]

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Dave Pelland on February 6th, 2009

We conclude this week’s look at monuments in downtown Milford with a 1939 monument to three Milford residents who served the state of Connecticut as governors. The monument sits on a bridge across the Wepawaug River (named after the native settlers who sold Milford to colonists), northeast of the City Hall we featured earlier this […]

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Dave Pelland on February 5th, 2009

This week’s look at monuments in downtown Milford continues with some images of the Korea and Vietnam wars memorial located near the west end of the Milford Green. The monument was dedicated on Veteran’s Day, 1986. The memorial flagpole near the center of the green lists the names of four local residents who were killed […]

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