Thursday, January 21, 2021

Mile Marker

Canterbury, CT  2021

I'm not sure how long this mile marker has been here, or if it even the original marker.  It looks to be in good shape, so I'm thinking it might be fairly recent.  You can find similar markers all throughout Connecticut.  I'm not sure how many original mile markers have survived to the present day, nor when they were placed.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021


Canterbury, CT  2021

My wife was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and has long known that the founder of Cleveland was Gen. Moses Cleaveland, born here in Canterbury, CT.  On a recent Sunday drive we decided to visit Canterbury to see if we could find any mention of Moses.  Sure enough, he is prominently  mentioned in this historical sign.  Apparently, mapmakers and surveyors out in the Western Reserve couldn't spell and left the "a" out of Cleaveland's name, hence the city was named Cleveland.


Monday, January 18, 2021

Samuel Huntington House

Scotland, CT  2021

Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence was born in this house in 1731.  He served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781 and later was elected governor of the state of Connecticut in 1786 and served in that role until he died in 1796.


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Frog Bridge - Willimantic

Willimantic, CT  2021

 I've always found these sculptures at the Frog Bridge a little creepy looking.  At least they were all wearing masks.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Lebanon Town Green II

Lebanon, CT  2021

This historic village green was the site of an encampment of French dragoons during the Revolutionary war.  


Friday, January 15, 2021

Wadsworth Stables

Lebanon, CT  2021

The original stable was built in 1730 on the estate of Jeremiah Wadsworth.  This "Palladian Style" stable was built in 1820, after the original stable burned to the ground.  To save the stable from demolition, it was dismantled and reconstructed in Lebanon in 1954 next to the Trumbull House.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

War Office

Lebanon, CT  2021

Built in 1732, this building originally served a place from which to conduct the mercantile business of Captain Joseph Trumbull.  During the Revolutionary War, Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull conducted over 1000 war councils here. Visitors included George Washington, Rochambeau, Lafayette, and a veritable who's who list of Revolutionary War generals, officers, and politicians. 


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Nothing Happened

Lebanon,  CT  2021

Who knew?   As always, clicking on the picture will show a larger version.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Jonathan Trumbull House

Lebanon, CT 2021

Jonathan Trumbull was the governor of Connecticut from 1769 to 1784, serving during the transition from Connecticut being a colony to a state after the Revolutionary War.  He was a friend of George Washington and supplied provisions to the Continental Army.

Friday, January 1, 2021