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Litchfield County

Book Description:

The early days of Litchfield County, CT, and its various communities -- Litchfield, South Farms, Northfield, Milton, Barkhamsted, Bethlem, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, New Hartford, New Milford, Norwalk, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Wolcottsville, Warren, Washington, Watertown, Winchester, Clifton, Winsted, Woodbury, etc. -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 45 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1836 edition of John Warner Barber's Connecticut Historical Collections. The 8 1/2 x 11" spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A sheet of clear vinyl has been added to protect the front cover. INSERTED IN THE BOOKLET is a copy of the 1836 Map of Connecticut which accompanied the Barber book. Among the many and varied topics in the booklet are: Early settlers, industries and churches; Inscriptions, news extracts and extracts from town records; Encounters with Indians by Capt. Jacob Griswould and Joseph Harris; Mount Tom, Great Pond, Old Apple Tree, Bradleyville Mineral Spring, Bethel Rock, Houstanic Falls, Colt's Foot Mountain and Bare Spot Mountain; Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys; Oliver Wolcott, signer of the Declaration of Independence; Roger Wolcott, governor of Connecticut; Strange happenings -- robbery, murder, plagues, counterfeiting, tar and feathering, etc.; Joseph Bellamy, D.D., famous preacher and writer; the Foreign Mission School at Cornwall, Scatacook Indians, the Moravian Mission in Kent and Indians at New Milford; Dr. Sylvanus Fansher, medical researcher; Iron mining in Salisbury; John Trumbull, author; and many other intesting bits of history and trivia. The booklet is illustrated with Barber's delightful hand-drawn sketches, such as the one on the cover below. These Illustrations include Litchfield, Hitchcocksville, Bethlem, the Housatonic Falls, Colebrook, South Cornwall, Goshen, the Episcopal Church in Kent, New Hartford, Norfolk, Plymouth, Roxbury, the churches in Salisbury Center, Gov. Smith's house, Wolcottville, Watertown, the Trumbull House, Clifton, Winsted, Bethel Rock and the grave of Fisher Hartshorn in Woodbury.

Litchfield County, CT
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Cover of Litchfield County History

Sources: Connecticut Historical Collections; Litchfield County Connecticut Excerpt
Authors: John Warner Barber
Original Publication Year: 1836
Original Publisher: Durrie and Peck and J.W. Barber
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