The early days of Windham County, CT, and its various communities -- Brooklyn, Ashford, Canterbury, Chaplin, Danielsonville, Hampton, Killingly, Danielsonville, Pomfret, Plainfield, Sterling, Thompson, Masonville, Fishersville, New Boston, Voluntown, Windham, Woodstock and others --are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 39 page booklet reprinted from the 1836 edition of John Warner Barber's Connecticut Historical Collections. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the 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 came with the Barber book. The map is printed in black ink on a parchment-like paper. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Miss Crandall's "School for Colored Girls"; a strange religious sect; the Indian war between the Narragansetts and the Nipmucks; ghost stories; an Indian legend; a faith healing; Cotton Manufacturing; the Windham Frog Pond; the origin of the names of various places; Israel Putnam and his Wolf Den at Pomfret; early churches and clergymen; early settlers; Col. Thomas Knowlton; the celebrated traveler Jonathan Carver; Nell Alexander; Gen. William Eaton; and some interesting tombstone inscriptions. The booklet is illustrated with Barber's delightful hand-drawn sketches, such as the one on the cover below. These Illustrations include Brooklyn, Gen. Putnam's Monument, Ashford, Canterbury, Danielsonville, Plainfield, the Friends Meeting House in Pomfret, Putnam's Wolf Den, Thompson, Windham, Williamantic, the Frog Pond in Windham and the Congregational Church in Woodstock.
Windham County, CT
Sources: Connecticut Historical Collections; Windham County Connecticut Excerpt
Authors: John Warner Barber
Original Publication Year: 1836
Original Publisher: Durrie and Peck and J.W. Barber
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